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Venom Evolution: Gene Loss Shapes Phenotypic Adaptation

Casewell, Nicholas ORCID: (2016) 'Venom Evolution: Gene Loss Shapes Phenotypic Adaptation'. Current Biology, Vol 26, Issue 18, R849-R851.

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Snake venoms are variable protein mixtures with a multitude of bioactivities. New work shows, surprisingly, that it is the loss of toxin-encoding genes that strongly influences venom function in rattlesnakes, highlighting how gene loss can underpin adaptive phenotypic change.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QT Physiology > Human Physiology > QT 140 Environmental exposure. Physiological adaptation
QU Biochemistry > Genetics > QU 500 Genetic phenomena
WD Disorders of Systemic, Metabolic or Environmental Origin, etc > Animal Poisons > WD 410 Reptiles
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
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Depositing User: JISC Pubrouter
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 13:54
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 01:02


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