How cobras developed flesh-eating venom

14 Mar 2017

Dr Fry looking eye to eye with a cobraA University of Queensland-led international study has revealed how one of the world’s most feared types of snakes – cobras – developed their potent venom.

Associate Professor Bryan Fry of UQ’s School of Biological Sciences said cobras were killers in Africa and Asia, and caused crippling social and economic burdens through the number of survivors who needed amputations due to the snake’s flesh-eating venom.

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