The evolution of venom is turning out to be one of the most intriguing and well-understood stories in evolution. But there are still surprises--like how a venom ended up being made inside a snake's brain.
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- I was initially surprised that tetrodotoxin (puffer fish, blue-ringed octopus, and other creatures) was omitted, but I suppose that is because tetrodotoxin is thought to be generated by bacteria within the venomous host, and thus wouldn't have evolved in the host genome?Jan 9, 2013
- Interesting about the limitations of killing something quickly.
-Not sure if you can fix it quick:
10nth paragraph: "…that zero on on the same…"-Jan 9, 2013
- Fixed. Thanks!Jan 9, 2013
- A must read...Jan 9, 2013
- good thinkJan 14, 2013