Monday, 28 August 2017

Where do our snakes come from?

The snakes we are sequencing for the BABS Genome project were kindly supplied by Nathan Dunstan at Venom Supplies as a collaborative contribution to Paul Waters and Denis O’Meally when they were at ANU. Thanks Nathan!

We have sequenced two Tiger snake parents, originally caught from the southeast of South Australia (just north of Mt Gambier) in about 2004. They were bred at Venom Supplies, and we have also sequenced one of the babies (sex unknown) born in February 2013.

The brown snake was a female from a clutch of eggs from a gravid (pregnant) female caught locally in the Barossa.

Photo Credits

Tiger Snake (left): Teneche [CC BY-SA 3.0] | Brown Snake (right): Denis O'Meally.

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