Snakes evolve a magnetic way to be resistant to venom

15 Jan 2021
Red spitting cobra
The Sudanese red spitting cobra, a predator analysed in Dr Fry's study. Image: Bonnerscar

Certain snakes have evolved a unique genetic trick to avoid being eaten by venomous snakes, according to University of Queensland research.

Associate Professor Bryan Fry from UQ’s Toxin Evolution Lab said the technique worked in a manner similar to the way two sides of a magnet repel each other.

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