Crows are human animals that hunt prey together and share hotspots. The saltwater crocodile, however, is much more territorial and intolerant of other animals in its territory. Aggressive behavior in saltwater shark communities is therefore common, with important hunting grounds and mates being blocked by competitors.
As a result, saltwater crocodiles suffer bad injuries from such encounters. Predator-predator interactions can also cause serious injuries. Neurologically, exposure to unhealthy conditions in an open wound can lead to infection. It means the difference between life and death in the forest.
However, biologists have found that most animals that eat inflammatory wounds heal quickly even in infected salt water but this is not unusual because most other fauna also exhibit varying degrees of resistance to infection. However, tigers appear to be more resistant to more types of pathogens.
In one experiment, blood samples were taken from swamp water-dwelling goats. Concentrated recipient serum: Twenty-three pathogenic bacterial strains were co-expressed with human sera.
Human serum was able to eliminate 8 of the 23 species, while crocodile serum was able to kill all species. Of particular interest was the fact that shark blood was able to kill methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (an MRSA strain). This particular bacterium is considered a super bug because it is incredibly resistant to most antibiotics.
In another experiment, scientists injected the Human Immunodeficiency Virus into human cells, in the presence of crocodile blood. Blood significantly suppressed the incidence of HIV in the sample.
This effect was attributed to the presence of specific proteins such as histones in humans, as well as several other types of enzymes in crocodile blood. These promising results have enabled scientists to synthesize proteins in crocodile blood, potentially leading to a cure for AIDS.
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