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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (22): 3621–3626.
Published: 15 November 2009
... licheniformis , present in both the feathers and skin of wild birds. It is therefore a good candidate for testing the effects of bird defences against feather-degrading microorganisms. One of these defences is the oil secreted by the uropygial gland, which birds use to protect their feathers against parasites...