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The structural and functional diversification of the Toxicofera reptile venom system. / Wuster, W.; Fry, B.G.; Casewell, N.R.; Wüster, W.; Vidal, N.; Young, B.; Jackson, T.N.

In: Toxicon, Vol. 60, No. 4, 15.09.2012, p. 434-448.

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Wuster, W, Fry, BG, Casewell, NR, Wüster, W, Vidal, N, Young, B & Jackson, TN 2012, 'The structural and functional diversification of the Toxicofera reptile venom system', Toxicon, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 434-448. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2012.02.013

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Wuster, W., Fry, B. G., Casewell, N. R., Wüster, W., Vidal, N., Young, B., & Jackson, T. N. (2012). The structural and functional diversification of the Toxicofera reptile venom system. Toxicon, 60(4), 434-448. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2012.02.013

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Wuster W, Fry BG, Casewell NR, Wüster W, Vidal N, Young B, Jackson TN. 2012. The structural and functional diversification of the Toxicofera reptile venom system. Toxicon. 60(4):434-448. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2012.02.013

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Wuster W, Fry BG, Casewell NR, Wüster W, Vidal N, Young B et al. The structural and functional diversification of the Toxicofera reptile venom system. Toxicon. 2012 Sep 15;60(4):434-448. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2012.02.013

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Wuster, W. ; Fry, B.G. ; Casewell, N.R. ; Wüster, W. ; Vidal, N. ; Young, B. ; Jackson, T.N. / The structural and functional diversification of the Toxicofera reptile venom system. In: Toxicon. 2012 ; Vol. 60, No. 4. pp. 434-448.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - The structural and functional diversification of the Toxicofera reptile venom system

AU - Wuster, W.

AU - Fry, B.G.

AU - Casewell, N.R.

AU - Wüster, W.

AU - Vidal, N.

AU - Young, B.

AU - Jackson, T.N.

PY - 2012/9/15

Y1 - 2012/9/15

N2 - The evolutionary origin and diversification of the reptilian venom system is described. The resolution of higher-order molecular phylogenetics has clearly established that a venom system is ancestral to snakes. The diversification of the venom system within lizards is discussed, as is the role of venom delivery in the behavioural ecology of these taxa (particularly Varanus komodoensis). The more extensive diversification of the venom system in snakes is summarised, including its loss in some clades. Finally, we discuss the contentious issue of a definition for “venom”, supporting an evolutionary definition that recognises the homology of both the venom delivery systems and the toxins themselves.

AB - The evolutionary origin and diversification of the reptilian venom system is described. The resolution of higher-order molecular phylogenetics has clearly established that a venom system is ancestral to snakes. The diversification of the venom system within lizards is discussed, as is the role of venom delivery in the behavioural ecology of these taxa (particularly Varanus komodoensis). The more extensive diversification of the venom system in snakes is summarised, including its loss in some clades. Finally, we discuss the contentious issue of a definition for “venom”, supporting an evolutionary definition that recognises the homology of both the venom delivery systems and the toxins themselves.

U2 - 10.1016/j.toxicon.2012.02.013

DO - 10.1016/j.toxicon.2012.02.013

M3 - Article

VL - 60

SP - 434

EP - 448

JO - Toxicon

JF - Toxicon

SN - 0041-0101

IS - 4

ER -