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What makes poison dart frog resistant to their own poison?

Poison dart frogs store Batrachotoxin, a steroidal alkaloid toxin in their skin glands. A single amino acid substitution is responsible for the resistance to their on poison in these frogs.

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Glass eels, the transparent fishes

Flat and transparent larva of eels are called as Leptocephalus (slim head). Leptocephalus larva undergoes metamorphosis and enters a stage called as glass eels, before entering freshwater. It has the shape of an adult eel, with small size and without any pigmentation. Following this stage the young eels are called “elvers”

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