Survey of Post-Cranial Skeletal Pathology in Snakes

Survey of Post-Cranial Skeletal Pathology in Snakes

Previous stories on skeletal pathology in captive snakes didn’t make clear the connection of lesions to captive or free-ranging standing. In this examine, post-cranial skeletons from 7,950 captive and free-ranging snakes in 9 of the main North American collections had been examined macroscopically, microscopically and radiologically for the presence of pathology. Micro-computerized tomography was carried…

Two new Kukri Snake species (Colubridae: Oligodon) from the Nakhon Si Thammarat Mountain Range, and addition of O. ocellatus to the fauna of Thailand

Two new Kukri Snake species (Colubridae: Oligodon) from the Nakhon Si Thammarat Mountain Range, and addition of O. ocellatus to the fauna of Thailand

We describe two new Kukri snakes of the genus Oligodon from the Nakhon Si Thammarat Mountain Range, southern peninsular Thailand. Oligodon phangan sp. nov., endemic to Pha-Ngan Island, Surat Thani Province, is characterised by a maximal identified SVL of 369.1 mm; 12 maxillary tooth, the posterior three enlarged; 17-17-15 dorsal scale rows; 163-166 ventrals; 33-42…

Snake Effect: A Novel Haptic Illusion

Snake Effect: A Novel Haptic Illusion

We current a novel, movement-based haptic phantasm referred to as the “snake impact.” Unlike obvious movement or sensory saltation, the snake impact feels wavy and creepy as if the stomach of a slithering snake is making and breaking contact with the pores and skin. This phantasm is achieved by modulating the amplitudes of vibrotactile pulses…

Complete nucleotide sequence of a 43-kilobase genomic island associated with the multidrug resistance region of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium DT104 and its identification in phage type DT120 and serovar Agona.

Complete nucleotide sequence of a 43-kilobase genomic island associated with the multidrug resistance region of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium DT104 and its identification in phage type DT120 and serovar Agona.

This examine describes the characterization of the lately described Salmonella genomic island 1 (SGI1) (D. A. Boyd, G. A. Peters, L.-Okay. Ng, and M. R. Mulvey, FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 189:285-291, 2000), which harbors the genes associated with the ACSSuT phenotype in a Canadian isolate of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium DT104. A 43-kb region has been…