Moose drool inhibits growth of toxic fungus

24 julio 2014

Research shows a surprisingly effective way to fight against a certain species of toxic grass fungus: moose saliva. Inspired by an earlier study that showed that moose grazing and saliva distribution can have a positive effect on plant growth, the research team set out to test an interesting hypothesis — whether moose saliva may, in fact, «detoxify» the grass before it is eaten.