Venomous Snakes: Ecology, Evolution, and Snakebite

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorR. S. Thorpe, W. Wuster, Anita Malhotra

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This is the first book to present a multidisciplinary approach to venomous snake research. As well as focusing on the medical aspects of snake venoms and the effects of snakebites, the book examines the evolution and ecology of venomous snakes, which are so crucial in the search for snakebiteantidotes. The book has been written to be accessible to an audience of varied scientific backgrounds. Due to the wide range of information, it will be of great interest to scientists and students involved in any aspect of venomous snake research, whilst also appealing to the growing band of amateurenthusiasts.

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This is the first book to present a multidisciplinary approach to venomous snake research. As well as focusing on the medical aspects of snake venoms and the effects of snakebites, the book examines the evolution and ecology of venomous snakes, which are so crucial in the search for snakebiteantidotes. The book has been written to be...

Roger S. Thorpe, Wolfgang Wuster, and Anita Malhotra are all at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198549865

ISBN - 13:9780198549864

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Table of Contents

Evolution and Speciation1. An overview of venomous snake evolution2. Systematics of sea snakes (a critical review)3. Evolution, systematics and biogeography of Palaeartic vipers4. Evolution of viperine snakes5. Phylogenetic relationships of the 'Agkistrodon complex'6. Systematic implications of lactate dehydrogenase isozyme phenotyupes in Neotropical pitvipers (Viperidae: Crotalinae)7. DNA evolution of South American pitvipers of the genus Bothrops (Reptilia: Serpentes: Viperdae)8. Systematics of the Bothrops atrox complex: new insights from multivariate analysis and mitochondrial DNA sequence information9. New perspectives on the evolution of south-east Asian pitvipers (genus Trimeresurus) from molecular studiesEcology10. Reproductive strategies and sperm competition in the adder, Vipera berus11. Growth and survival of Vipera berus in a variable environment12. The role of ecology in determining venom variation in the Malayian pitviper, Calloselasma rhodostoma13. Venom and snakebite14. Molecular evolution of phospholipase A2s and metalloproteinase/disintegrins from venoms of vipers15. Geographical and intraspecies variation in the clinical manifestations of envenoming by snakes16. Snake venom and snakebite in Australia17. Russell's viper in Indonesia: snakebite and systematics18. Toxic phospholipases in snake venom: an introductory review19. The kinetics of snake bite envenoming and therapy

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`"Venomous snakes" is the first book to present a multidisciplinary approach to venomous snake research. Due to the wide range of information, it will be of great interest to scientists and students involved in any aspect of venomous snake research, whilst also appealing to the growing bank ofamateur enthusiasts.'Ethology, Ecology and Evolution, 9, 1997