Evolution: Fangtastic Venoms Underpin Parasitic Mimicry

Taylor, Martin I. (2017) Evolution: Fangtastic Venoms Underpin Parasitic Mimicry. Current Biology, 27 (8). R295–R298. ISSN 0960-9822

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Abstract

Venomous teeth are rare in fishes, which typically utilise spines for defence. A new study reveals the evolutionary origins of fangs and venom in the Nemophini blennies and shows that, in contrast to snakes and lizards, the fangs pre-date the venom.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 06:00
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 23:22
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63538
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.03.037

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