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RE: Colubrid venoms, Opheodrys, etc.

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Posted by: CKing at Tue Apr 11 10:40:50 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by CKing ]  
   

Bryan Fry has his own definition of venom that is not generally accepted by other scientists. Most biologists call these compounds toxins, not venom, because venom has to have a delivery system. Toxin does not. Using Fry's definition of venom, we will have to call plants that produce toxins "venomous." Poison oak and poison ivy would have to be renamed "venom" oak and "venom" ivy if we subscribe to the new redefinition of "venom."


   

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