domenica 29 gennaio 2017

# s-food-behav: a case of deranged cannibals that devour their offspring ...

<< The major consumption of corn leads to infanticide among the Great hamster, a rodent threatened in Alsace, according to a recent study highlighting "problems related to monoculture" >>

Marlowe Hood. Corn turning French hamsters into deranged cannibals: research. Jan. 27, 2017

<< maize-based diets cause high rates of maternal infanticides in the European hamster, a farmland species on the verge of extinction in Western Europe. Vitamin B3 supplementation is shown to effectively restore reproductive success in maize-fed females >>

Mathilde L. Tissier, Yves Handrich, et al. Diets derived from maize monoculture cause maternal infanticides in the endangered European hamster due to a vitamin B3 deficiency. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Publ. 18 Jan. 2017.  DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2168

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