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Feast without fear: USU scientist says more snake species resist toxin


November 17, 2016

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Scientists at Utah State University (USU) and Kyoto University report that snakes throughout the globe, some of which never eat toads chemically defended by bufadienolides, nevertheless possess the life-saving mutation that enables them to resist the ill effects of the toxins, suggesting these mutations are highly ancestral and pose no negative consequences for the snakes.Full Story

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