Kristiina Hurme

Kristiina Hurme

Apr 28, 2016

Group 6 Copy 92
1
Please wait...

About This Project

Flying at incredible speeds, often upside down and backwards, hummingbirds truly have superpowers! These aerial acrobatics help them defend flowers and avoid attacks! We want to uncover the dark side of the tiniest birds by examining their adaptations for fighting. In many hummingbird species, males have teeth-like spines and daggers on their bill tips and can inflict serious damage! However, based on our studies, these weapons should make it harder for males to drink nectar. How do they do it?

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Hot Metal Switch: Synthetic In Vitro Gene Circuit for the Detection of Metal Ions

Drinking water contaminated by metals, most notably lead, poses health risks to children and adults alike...

What's Calcium's role in heart and kidney disease?

Hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, is a global problem leading to heart attacks and strokes...

Thermolyze: A Temperature Controlled Kill-Switch for Containment of Pathogenic Bacteria in Research Labs

We will engineer a temperature-controlled kill switch to be used in pathogenic or genetically modified bacteria...

Backer Badge Funded