'Death Stench' Is A Universal Ancient Warning Signal, Biologists Discover

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 07:07 in Biology & Nature

The smell of death proves to be an ancient warning signal to safeguard against predators and disease contagion. Researchers found that corpses of animals, from insects to crustaceans, all emit the same death stench produced by a blend of specific fatty acids.

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