Coevolution takes the sting out of it: Evolutionary biology and mechanisms of toxin resistance in animals

  title={Coevolution takes the sting out of it: Evolutionary biology and mechanisms of toxin resistance in animals},
  author={K. Arbuckle and R. C. Rodr{\'i}guez de la Vega and N. Casewell},
  • K. Arbuckle, R. C. Rodríguez de la Vega, N. Casewell
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Toxicon
  • ABSTRACT Understanding how biotic interactions shape the genomes of the interacting species is a long‐sought goal of evolutionary biology that has been hampered by the scarcity of tractable systems in which specific genomic features can be linked to complex phenotypes involved in interspecific interactions. In this review we present the compelling case of evolved resistance to the toxic challenge of venomous or poisonous animals as one such system. Animal venoms and poisons can be comprised of… CONTINUE READING
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