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Contact: Steve Bellan
University of Texas at Austin

Eye of the Jackal

Caption: It has been thought that scavengers change the environment in which the anthrax bacteria are living by opening herbivores' carcasses, enabling more production of spores -- the infectious life stage of the anthrax bacteria. That hypothesis is not supported by the results of the experiment.

Credit: Image courtesy of Steve Bellan.

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