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Mammal diversification trigged scorpions' toxins


The diversification of toxins active agains mammal tissues is a recent evolutionary event in scorpion history. Check the story here:


https://news.wisc.edu/scorpions-venomous-threat-to-mammals-a-relatively-new-evolutionary-ste/


and the original publication is here


Systematic Biology: Santibáñez-López et al. Phylogenomics of Scorpions Reveal Contemporaneous Diversification of Scorpion Mammalian Predators and Mammal-Active Sodium Channel Toxins.


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