Distinct phenotypic sexual dimorphism servers as one of the key factors that can enable one to categorize the individual to a particular sex. However in case of ratite bird emu Dromaius novaehollandiae this phenotypic distinctness between males and females is less evident and careful observation of adult birds would help to identify the sexes. Other methods of sex identification such as the sexing by feather pattern observation, vent sexing, surgical sexing and karyotyping do not appear to yield confirmatory results. The identification of a sequence of DNA on sex chromosomes and then its use as a marker for sex diagnosis in such species where sexing of the birds is difficult can solve the problem, as the pairing of the birds could be done at the chick stage. Such confirmatory methods of sexing would be highly beneficial for the emu farmers and breeders. Agricultural Reviews.
Number of women accusing EMU of sex assault cover-up in lawsuit doubles
EMU mishandled sexual assault claims for years, lawsuit says
Emus Dromaius novaehollandiae are found exclusively in Australia and inhabits nearly the entire continent. Lower densities exist along the eastern coast and toward the center of the island. The number of individuals varies around ,, and is dependent on the seasonal rains. Blakers, et al. Emus, with their nomadic lifestyle, will occupy nearly all available biomes in Australia. Savannah forest, grassland, and subtropical climates are preferred. Emus tend to gravitate toward areas with standing water and are seen most often in savannah areas.
Four days after a federal court lawsuit accused EMU officials of covering up a series of sexual assaults, the crowd gathered in front of historic Pease Auditorium to voice support for victims and derision for the university and its president, James Smith. The page lawsuit that sparked the protest was filed by 11 Jane Does against the board of regents, campus police and several fraternities, including Alpha Sigma Phi and Delta Tau Delta. All three face charges in Washtenaw County over related allegations, and all were on the minds of speakers at the Sunday rally. Alexis Gipson, 22, a senior from Port Huron, took the microphone on the top step of the entrance to Pease and noted that her apartment is located between the two fraternity houses.
WXYZ — The number of claims of sex assault and cover-up is now doubling related to Eastern Michigan University, the campus' police force and two fraternity houses. Attorney Todd Flood says more women have felt empowered to come forward, thanks to support from Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and others joining the cause. New cases coming forward are disturbing to say the least. Attorney Todd Flood first filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of 11 women and says another 11 have now joined, and yet several more today have reached out to say enough is enough.