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Contents: Journal of Chemical Research , Volume 41, Issue No.3, March 2017

Posted on 17. March, 2017.

The Journal of Chemical Research is a monthly journal which has a broad international authorship and publishes research papers and reviews in all branches of experimental chemistry. Established in 1977 as a joint venture by the British, French and German chemical societies it maintains the high standards set by the founding societies.


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Feathers show stress hormone in birds

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

When faced with environmental threats like bad weather, predators or oil spills, wild birds secrete a hormone called corticosterone. Traditionally, researchers have analysed blood samples to detect corticosterone levels in wild birds.


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Females choose mates for their personalities

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

Adventurous female zebra finches choose mates with similar personalities, regardless of the male's appearance and other assets, according to new research led by the University of Exeter and published in the journal Ethology. This is the first study to show that the non-sexual behaviour or personalities of both mates influences partner choice in non-humans.


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Birds of a feather display only a fraction of possible colours

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

While bird colouration appears to humans to be so extraordinarily diverse, a new study published online in Behavioral Ecology reports that bird plumages exhibit only a small fraction (less than a third) of the possible colours birds can observe.  Early lineages of living birds probably produced an even smaller range of colours, but the evolution of innovative pigments and structural (or optical) colours has allowed many birds to create more diverse and colourful plumages over time.


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Namibia aims for poultry self-sufficiency

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

Namibian Poultry Industries, which began construction in April of a multi-million dollar poultry facility, aims to produce 250,000 chickens per week, enough to “serve the whole Namibian market” once it reaches full production in mid-2012, according to the Namibian.


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Murre chicks hatch for first time in 100 years on Prince Island

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

Common Murres are abundant off central through northern California with tens to hundreds of thousands of birds nesting at the South and North Farallon Islands, Point Reyes and other similar locations. However the colony that historically nested on Prince Island, a small islet off San Miguel Island within Channel Islands National Park, disappeared nearly a century ago, likely a result of human disturbance and egg harvesting, according to the American Bird Conservancy.


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USDA review: Indian egg and poultry production

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

India has one of the world’s largest and fastest growing poultry industries, ranking third in hen egg production and sixth in broiler meat production, according to a report by the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service.


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New species of seabird discovered in Hawaiian Islands

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

For the first time in decades, researchers have found a new bird species in the United States. Based on a specimen collected in 1963 on Midway Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, biologists have described a new species of seabird, Bryan’s Shearwater (Puffinus bryani), according to differences in measurements and physical appearance compared to other species of shearwaters. Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute analysed the specimen’s DNA to confirm that it is an entirely new species. Their findings have been published online in The Condor.


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Kazakhstan to reduce dependency on poultry imports

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

The Kazakhstan government is taking active steps to support the domestic poultry industry to reduce the volume of imported poultry meat within the next five years, according to worldpoultry.net.


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