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The first gene-encoded amphibian toxin isolated

Researchers in China have discovered the first protein-based toxin in an amphibian -a 60 amino acid neurotoxin found in the skin of a Chinese tree frog. This finding may help shed more light into both the evolution of amphibians ...

dateAug 17, 2009 in Biochemistry
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The secret life of frogs

( -- University of Notre Dame biologist Sunny Boyd's research is a little like "" for amphibians. Say you're a female tree frog looking for a mate--how do you choose among a number of potential suitors?

dateMar 24, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Amazonian amphibian diversity traced to Andes

Colorful poison frogs in the Amazon owe their great diversity to ancestors that leapt into the region from the Andes Mountains several times during the last 10 million years, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin ...

dateMar 10, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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