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Re: Reverse-engineering the T. rex genome



Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au>


> > Apparently, for crocs and gators, the immune response (and other defenses) 
> > defeat the
> >microorganism (otherwise the disease wouldn't be characterized as an "avian" 
> >disease.

> There's always the chance that this micro-organism requires a higher body 
> temperature than crocs or 
> even mammals can sustain.


Should be easy to test.  Some birds have nearly human-core temperatures.  Other 
birds have blazing temps.  Which bird taxa catch the disease and which ones 
don't?


<pb>
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