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Badgers and boars Male badgers are known as boars, and female badgers, as sows and, while wild boar and badgers are very different beasts, it isn’t hard to see a resemblance… Wild boar (Sus scrofa) belong to the group Artiodactyla (hoofed mammals with an even number of toes), along with deer. Badgers (Meles meles), on …

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European Badger OS

During my internship under supervision of Dr. Christina Buesching at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford, I investigated if European badgers (Meles meles) suffer from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). For this research, I focused on two potential candidates: Chlamydia and herpesviruses, which are both well known to cause sexually transmitted infections in people. …

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