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    Bat Wing Evolution

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    This shows Onychonycteris finneyi, a bat fossil. The image shows its wing digits widely spread out with small claws on tip of each finger. It also shows the long tail found in earlier bat fossils (Moskowitz, 2008). Molecular Mechanisms The origins of bats wing muscles, molecular and cellular mechanisms are unknown but this research shows that the wing muscles of bats come from “a multiple myogenic source of different embryonic origins” (Tokita, Abe, && Suzuki, 2012). The results conclude that wing muscles patterning can be controlled by wing membrane. By using comparative gene expression analysis, it was noticed that Fgf10 signaling is triggered in the primordia of wing membrane. Lastly, the results show how Fgf signaling is potentially…

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    Another way in which they are of use to humans is in scientific study.Vampire bats are currently being studied by scientists to produce a possible medicine that will aid people with heart problems. Their saliva contains a blood thinning agent that could possibly be used in a ground breaking medication that will not harm bat populations and will hopefully reduce the negative stigma for the bats. There is also research surrounding bats echolocation abilities that could assist the blind in the…

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    Ghost Bat Essay

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    Releasing the ghosts of Drovers Cave: A reintroduction feasibility study of captive-born ghost bats (Macroderma gigas saturata) into the wild. Alba Arteaga Claramunt 1. Introductory statement Almost a quarter of all bat species in the world are in danger of extinction and the ghost bat, Macroderma gigas, is on this list (Dobson, 1880; Ruffell, Guilbert & Parsons, 2009a). There are less than 10,000 ghost bats living in Australia and only 1,000 of them remain in Western Australia (Hutson,…

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    There are also hazards that face the bat colony itself. By being located in the East College Street parking garage the bats may be at risk to the insecticide that is sprayed throughout the warmer part of the year. Insecticide trucks drive down highly populated centers in Nacogdoches, particularly those near athletic areas. As verified by Brian Bray, Director of Community Services for the city of Nacogdoches, there has been insecticide sprayed down East College Street throughout the year until…

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    Bat Vs Vampire Bat

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    fear of bats than the vampire bat. Movie portrayal and public perception of them as creepy, blood-sucking monsters is an incorrect representation. The vampire bat in fact rarely kills its prey and is very ordinary looking, although they do have some fascinating adaptations to their ecology and lifestyle, their anatomy and physiology, and their feeding behaviors. The Vampire Bat is a small, carnivorous mammal who drinks the blood of birds, horses, pigs, and cows. Although it is uncommon, they…

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    offering to write a white paper to Cullen Geiselman of Bat Conservation International in regards to a technology discovered in 2013. This white paper will be written under the guidelines of my English 3302 studies along with Technical Communications by Paul Anderson. The technology chosen would aid the organization in many of its goals regarding bat conservation. A volatile organic chemical (VOC) derived from bacteria is found to hinder white-nose syndrome fungus growth in bat colonies across…

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    White Nose Syndrome Essay

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    Brown Myostis infected with White Nose Syndrome to bats without White Nose Syndrome. As expected, Pseudogymnoascus destructans caused significant changes in gene expression within the tissue. Inflammatory responses paired with anti-fungal host responses were triggered by the introduction of Pseudogymnoascus destructans. Necessary chemokines (Small secreted proteins that induce a certain response) were produced in tissue with Pseudogymnoascus destructans, but immune cells were not recruited to…

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    The Evolution of the Trope of Flying In Morrison’s Song of Solomon Flying is a trope which is depicted prominently in Toni Morrison’s book Song of Solomon. This trope appears in the book as a branch of magic realism and it provides the magical element within harshness and tepid realism. The trope unites all the different elements of the story together throughout the entire book. Obviously, flying is an important clue in the book and it is used for both literally and figuratively as a way to…

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    Megabats In Mammals

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    Orders of mammal, the Order Chiroptera (bats) is the only Order that can fly. Bats is the only mammal that have modified limbs allowing it to achieve the ability to fly (Hickman, 2015). Bats is also the only few mammals that have the ability to use echolocation- the ability to use high frequency sound to navigate the environments. Bats are divided into two groups: megabats and microbats. Megabats does not relies echolocation, but instead relies on vision and smell for navigation. Megabats only…

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    Recently in Tonosi, Panama, a farmer named Francisco Oliva has been struggling to keep his cattle alive due to the increasing issue of vampire bat attacks. Many people believe that vampire bats are becoming an issue for their farms and cattle, and want them to be exterminated immediately, while some want them to stay alive to their usefulness to research purposes. Here are some reasons why vampire bats are important for research. The first reason that explains why vampire bats should be kept…

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