snake eating another snake
Male Snakes Cannibalizing Females Present Evolutionary Puzzle
The Scientist speaks with organismal biologist Xavier Glaudas about possible reasons for his recent finding that male Montpellier snakes cannibalize female conspecifics.
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Male Snakes Cannibalizing Females Present Evolutionary Puzzle
Male Snakes Cannibalizing Females Present Evolutionary Puzzle

The Scientist speaks with organismal biologist Xavier Glaudas about possible reasons for his recent finding that male Montpellier snakes cannibalize female conspecifics.

The Scientist speaks with organismal biologist Xavier Glaudas about possible reasons for his recent finding that male Montpellier snakes cannibalize female conspecifics.

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The Tel Aviv University researcher is interested in how the macromolecules affect the health and behavior of successive generations of worms.
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