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  • Smell helps primates escape parasites

    Smell helps primates escape parasites

     Primates use their sense of smell to avoid contamination by intestinal parasites through contact with infected members of their group, a new study has found. Frequent grooming among mandrills, a primate of the Old World monkey family, is undoubtedly a means of eliminating ectoparasites. However, it also plays a major role in social cohesion – helping …

    April 8, 2017