Not to brag or anything, but when you search on Wikipedia for “psittacofulvin” and “Bacillus licheniformis,” a scientific paper I co-authored is cited in the sources. How about that? I think it’s pretty nifty.
Yeah Ohio Wesleyan University and degrading parrot feathers!
(Click on the links to read articles about our research.)
In case you were wondering (and I know you were), psittacofulvins are the red, orange, and yellow pigments in parrot feathers. Bacillus licheniformis is a soil bacterium that degrades bird feathers. Click on the green links up in the first paragraph and read about it on Wikipedia.
If you’d like to read this world-famous paper, here it is:
Colourful Parrot Feathers Resist Bacterial Degradation