Snakes leave lingering imprint on primate genes
Another study distributed in the diary Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences seems to affirm a hypothesis that the advancement of sharp vision in our progenitors was to some extent determined by the danger of snakes.
Lynne Isbell, an educator of human studies at the University of California, Davis, initially put forward the hypothesis in her 2006 book The Fruit, the Tree, and the Serpent.
Isbell's book clarifies that cutting edge warm blooded animals and snakes enormous enough to consume them advanced at about the same time, 100 million years back. Venomous snakes are considered 60 million years back
- "waylay predators" that have from that point forward imparted the trees and prairies to primates.
In the book, she contended that our primate predecessors advanced exact, short proximity vision basically to spot and keep away from perilous snakes.
Nishijo's lab studies the neural systems answerable for feeling and fear in rhesus macaque monkeys.
The new study, headed by neuroscientists Hisao Nishijo and Quan Van Le at Toyama University (Japan), shows that there are particular nerve units in the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys that emphatically react to pictures of snakes.
New Zealand News
- Porsche reportedly developing electric version of 718 sports car
- Tesla Model Y Performance becomes little bit more expensive to order in China
- Porsche’s recently unveiled Mission R Concept previews electric race cars of future
- Chinese manufacturer GAC’s Aion V e-SUV can charge 0-80% in just 8 minutes
- Oshidori International exits Japanese casino race, citing serious ethical irregularities
- Plug-in cars’ share grows to 32% in Netherlands in September 2021
- Italian motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi enters e-bike business with VR46 MTB range
- Micro Mobility shows off production version of Microlino 2.0 and 3-wheeled e-scooter
- Chinese electric motorcycle maker Evoke Motorcycles to set up shops in Spain
- TenneT adds more electric BMWs to study use of EVs to support power grids