Self-medicating to prevent malaria: house sparrows
House sparrows protect themselves from malaria by lining their nests with and eating quinine-containing leaves from the paradise flower tree.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Urban designs that incorporate anti-malarial plants, new anti-malarial drugs.|
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Passer domesticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern
Habitat(s): Artificial - Aquatic, Artificial - Terrestrial, Forest, Grassland, Rocky Areas, Shrubland, Wetlands
Some organism data provided by: ITIS: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Urban designs that incorporate anti-malarial plants, new anti-malarial drugs.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Urban planning, medical