A venomous tale: Vipers shape lizards' tail-shedding abilities

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 16:35 in Biology & Nature

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Michigan ecologists and their colleagues have answered a question that has puzzled biologists for more than a century: What is the main factor that determines a lizard's ability to shed its tail when predators attack? The answer, in a word: Venom.

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