Popular Science

A Venomous Fight Among Reptile Scientists

"A heated debate about the origins of snake and lizard venom is a reminder that science is always a work in progress."

by Ed Young for The Atlantic


An article covering the debate on the origin of venom in reptiles. I was a part of this high-profile debate that was organized by the International Society on Toxinology  at the beautiful Sheldonian Theater in Oxford.

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Why some animals have venoms so lethal, that they can not use them?

"We have all heard stories about snakes, jellyfish and scorpions that can kill humans. But why have these animals evolved such toxic venoms, when they are of so little use?"

by Josh Gabbatiss for BBC

This article, which features comments by Yours Truly, explains why certain animals have evolved such toxic venoms.

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Kartik Sunagar © 2019

Evolutionary Venomics Lab
Centre for Ecological Sciences

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore 560012