Preening waterproofs feathers: birds
The uropygial gland of birds protects them from water penetration, fungi, and bacteria by producing preen waxes.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Protective barriers, OLEDs, hair care.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Manufacturing, construction, electronics, food, medical