What makes the durian fruit stink? Cancer scientists crack the durian genome

The lesser short-nosed bat, Cynopterus brachyotis, is the most common bat in Peninsular Malaysia and can be found in natural and logged forests, plantations, farms, villages, cities, and towns. Lesser short-nosed bats feed mainly on fruit, but which fruit they prefer remains largely unknown due to difficulties in identifying the digested plant remains of fruit in bats' faeces. Unfortunately, it is often believed that lesser short-nosed bats feed on farm-grown fruits, and thus are killed as crop pests.

What makes the durian fruit stink? Cancer scientists crack the durian genome

Singaporean scientists and international collaborators have achieved a world's first by deciphering the complete genetic map of durian, a prized tropical fruit delicacy known in Asia as the ...

Mon 9 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Genetic link to durianís stink

Mon 9 Oct 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Durian industry could suffer without the endangered fruit bat

Scientists have discovered that Southeast Asia's endangered fruit bats - commonly known as flying foxes - play an important part in the pollination of the iconic and economically important durian ...

Tue 3 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Durian industry could suffer without the endangered fruit bat, Tue 3 Oct 17 from ScienceDaily

Durian industry could suffer without the endangered fruit bat, Tue 3 Oct 17 from Eurekalert

Durian industry could suffer without the endangered fruit bat, Tue 3 Oct 17 from AlphaGalileo

Feeding habit of Malaysian fruit bats

The lesser short-nosed bat, Cynopterus brachyotis, is the most common bat in Peninsular Malaysia and can be found in natural and logged forests, plantations, farms, villages, cities, and towns. ...

Fri 29 Sep 17 from Phys.org

Bats key pollinators for durian production, camera traps confirm

Camera trap footage has shown, for the first time, that a threatened bat species in Malaysia is an important pollinator of durian trees (Durio zibethinus). Past research in other parts of the ...

Tue 3 Oct 17 from Mongabay.com

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