Neurotoxin Resistance in Snakes Around the World

Jun 15, 2012
The Reptile Report
by Contributing Editor

The Reptile Report - A new study suggests that snakes from different regions of the world have evolved a similar, remarkable resistance to a deadly neurotoxin.

The finding, which appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, greatly increases scientists’ understanding of the genetic basis of adaptation and is a model for understanding the limits to adaptation and the degree to which evolutionary responses are predictable.

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