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Patterns of snake evolution suggested by their proteins

Herbert C. Dessauer

Patterns of snake evolution suggested by their proteins

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Published by Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Snakes -- Evolution

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    Other titlesSnake evolution
    StatementHerbert C. Dessauer, John E. Cadle, Robin Lawson.
    SeriesFieldiana -- new ser., no. 34, Publication / Field Museum of Natural History -- 1376, Publication (Field Museum of Natural History : 1966) -- 1376.
    ContributionsCadle, John E., Lawson, Robin., Inger, Robert F., Field Museum of Natural History.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 34 p. :
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21466735M

      The new snake was discovered during a research trip from June to August to Arunachal Pradesh, part of the Himalayan biodiversity hotspot, and introduced to the world in an April 15 article published in Zoosystematics and Evolution. In the article, the scientists explained their . lineages[citation needed]; in any case, the available data regarding their evolution is still very confusing. Neognathae The basal divergence from the remaining Neognathes was that of the Galloanserae, the superorder containing the Anseriformes (ducks, geese and swans), and the Galliformes (the pheasants, grouse, and their allies).


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Patterns of snake evolution suggested by their proteins. Chicago, Ill.: Field Museum of Natural History, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Herbert C Dessauer; John E Cadle; Robin Lawson, (Evolutionary biologist); Robert F Inger. Patterns of snake evolution suggested by their proteins: a contribution in celebration of the distinguished scholarship of Robert F.

Inger on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday / Related Titles. Series: Fieldiana. Zoology ; new ser., no. 34 By. Dessauer, Herbert C. Cadle, John E. Patterns of snake evolution suggested by their proteins: a contribution in celebration of the distinguished scholarship of Robert F.

Inger on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday / Cited by: Patterns of snake evolution suggested by their proteins: a contribution in celebration of the distinguished scholarship of Robert F. Inger on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday / Herbert C.

Dessauer, John E. Cadle, Robin Lawson. By Herbert C. Dessauer, John E. Cadle, Robin. Lawson and Field Museum of Natural History. We examined how ecological and behavioral factors have driven the evolution of snake patterning using a phylogenetic comparative approach.

The appearances of species of Australian and North. The evolutionary relationships of snake Kunitz/BPTI proteins were inferred by constructing the phylogenetic tree using the NJ algorithm.

Amino acid sequences of mature proteins from different Elapidae and Viperidae species were analyzed using B. taurus BPTI as an outgroup (Fig. Download: Download full-size image Fig. by:   Snakes are an exception.

A new study by Todd Castoe and Zhi Jiang at the University of Colorado has shown that the lifestyle of serpents is so unique that some of their core proteins. functional and populational consequences of snake like evolution - Biology bibliographies - in Harvard style.

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