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Secrets to 'extreme adaptation' found in Burmese python genome

December 2, 2013

image of a python The Burmese python's ability to ramp up its metabolism and enlarge its organs to swallow and digest prey whole can be traced to unusually rapid evolution and specialized adaptations of its genes and the way they work, an international team of biologists says in a new paper set to be published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Todd Castoe of the University of Texas at Arlington is lead author. Full Story

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