Thursday, 8 March 2018

A leopard may not change its spots but venomous creatures change their venom recipe often

Darwinism at work, as sea anemones adapt their venom to accommodate changing prey and sea conditions

Date:  March 5, 2018
Source:  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

For a long time scientists believed that an animal's venom was consistent over time. However, through a close study of sea anemones, researchers found that animals change their venom several times over the course of a lifetime, adapting the potency and makeup of their venom to suit changing predators and aquatic environments.

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