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Coping With Extremes : How the One-Humped Arabian Camel Survives Without Drinking

SciTechDaily (JUNE 23, 2021)

Titre : Coping With Extremes : How the One-Humped Arabian Camel Survives Without Drinking

Research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has shed new light on how the kidneys of the one-humped Arabian camel play an important role in helping it to cope with extremes.

SciTechDaily (JUNE 23, 2021)

Présentation
Camelus dromedarius is the most important livestock animal in the arid and semi-arid regions of North and East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Iran, and continues to provide basic needs to millions of people.
This project was born in 2015 with the onset of a fruitful collaboration between Professor David Murphy’s Lab at University of Bristol and Professor Abdu Adem’s Lab at United Arab Emirates University.
The team analyzed how thousands of genes changed in the camel kidney as a consequence of dehydration and rehydration and suggested that the amount of cholesterol in the kidney has a role in the water conservation process. They used different techniques to further validate these results.
Following the publication of this research, the team is now looking at how the camel brain responds to the same stimuli and how other species, such as jerboas and Olive mice, adapt to life in the deserts.

Source  : UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Annonce (SciTechDaily)

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