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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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Monkey Droppings Complement Field Observations, Researchers Report

In South American rainforests, researchers can tell one saddle-back tamarin from another, but what’s more difficult, is to see what the squirrel-sized monkeys are putting in their mouths. Researchers are beginning to rely on their droppings to find out what bugs and other invertebrates the monkeys munch on. 

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