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Photo: Bat feces ready for analyzing. Credit: Gary Alpert

Animals

Crap Tool ID's Species from Feces

Like a grocery scanner reading a barcode, the 'stool tool' reads DNA signatures from poop.

September 21, 2016
2:00 PM EDT
Photo: Researcher Abby Tobin collecting bat guano. Credit: Shawn Thomas
Photo: Bats under a rocky crevice. Credit: Shawn Thomas
Photo: Researcher Colin Sobek in a bat cave. Credit: Bat Ecology & Genetics Lab
Photo: Spotted bat in flight. Credit: Faith Walker
Photo: Bat with its mouth open. Credit: Faith Walker

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