Thursday, 2 November 2017

'Antelope perfume' keeps flies away from cows

Researchers involved in research that shows how the tsetse fly can be tricked in Africa

Date:  October 20, 2017
Source:  University of Bonn

In Africa, tsetse flies transfer the sleeping sickness also to cattle. The damage is estimated to be about 4.6 billion US dollars each year. Experts have developed an innovative way of preventing the disease. Tsetse flies avoid waterbucks, a widespread antelope species in Africa. The scientists imitated the smell of these antelopes.

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