Our weddings seem incomplete without the naagin dance. Naagin is one of the most watched television shows in India. Could there be a reason for all of this?
A new research in this direction has linked early salivary glands with what eventually became venom glands in many animals.
While finding the answer to the question, ‘How did venom glands evolve in animals?’, scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and the Australian National University came up with this explanation.
While many snakes employ an oral venom system for securing prey, there are also mammals, such as shrews, and solenodons, that have evolved oral venom systems (based on salivary glands) for prey capture or defense.
Establishing a link between mammals and reptiles, the study said that there might be a common genetic ancestor. Only a handful of mammals secrete poisonous substances and that is very different from the venom secreted by snakes.
But the fact that it is all related to the salivary glands opens up possibilites of exploration in future.
Netizens are already talking about the study and its revelations.
You may know someone who has a venomous personality. One of these days, evolution might take things to their logical conclusion: Humans Will Probably Evolve to Be Venomous – Popular Mechanics https://t.co/IDlcPwBjuW— Sig Christenson 🏕 (@saddamscribe) March 31, 2021
As if humans aren’t venomous enough in our current evolution….— Coppercafe (@coppercafe) March 31, 2021
Humans Will Probably Evolve to Be Venomous https://t.co/W5AUfmPJgw
Humans Will Probably Evolve to Be Venomous. I think it’s already happening. https://t.co/tPdZeogNRj— Angry Chef (@AndrewBales13) March 31, 2021
Plenty of people are already toxic… look at twitter lol…. so not a huge suprise to me. https://t.co/HZUvjscsBK— Lord Nikon (@MaowPao) March 31, 2021
Humans Will Probably Evolve to Be Venomous – This is going to make dating much more complicated https://t.co/oOZxlhGkUr— Kirsten Meisinger (@kkmeisinger) March 30, 2021
Humans Will Probably Evolve to Be Venomous – Popular Mechanics— thekingofnothing (@ironmikeonabike) March 31, 2021
whaaaaaat ??? You mean even more than now ??? Kill yourself and save the wait. https://t.co/kwTJ85TT0F
Who knows there might be a lot of commonalities or differences?