The role of biochemistry in avian navigation

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Subject: The role of biochemistry in avian navigation
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:56:28 +1000

Bird Migration: Toxic Molecule May Help Birds 'See' North And South
ScienceDaily (June 23, 2009) — Researchers at the University of
Illinois report that a toxic molecule known to damage cells and cause disease may also play a pivotal role in bird migration. The molecule, superoxide, is proposed as a key player in the mysterious process that allows birds to "see" Earth's magnetic field.


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