Bothrops


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Bothrops

 

a genus of poisonous reptiles of the family Crotalidae. Body length, 60 cm-2.5 m. Snakes in the genus lack a rattle. There are approximately 60 species, distributed in America (from southern Mexico to northeastern Patagonia). Asiatic spearheaded snakes (32 species, more often separated in the genus Trimeresurus) are sometimes assigned to Bothrops. The snakes are ovoviviparous. Some species live on trees and shrubs; one species is semiaquatic.

The most common member is the fer-de-lance (B. atrox), which prefers sparse forests and plantations of sugarcane and bananas; it is nocturnal and feeds on lizards, rodents, and birds. The bite of most species of Bothrops is dangerous to man.

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Snakebites and ethnobotany in the northwest region of Colombia: Part II: neutralization of lethal and enzymatic effects of Bothrops atrox venom.
Captopril, an anti hypertensive drug, was designed on the peptide inhibitor of angiotensin-converting enzyme derived from the venom of Bothrops jararaca.
The aim of this work is to establish, through sample collection directly from the colon, the intestinal bacterial microbiota pertaining to the Enterobacteriaceae Family and Gram-negative bacteria closely related to the species of venomous snake Bothrops jararaca, and to evaluate the behavior of these isolates against different antibiotics.
The thrombin-like enzyme from Bothrops atrox snake venom: properties of the enzyme purified by affinity chromatography on p-aminobenzamidine-substituted agarose.
En Argentina se registran alrededor de 850 casos de accidentes ofidicos anuales, siendo en su gran mayoria producidos por serpientes del genero Bothrops (Viperidae) (9).
Biochemische studien uber die gifte der schlangengattung Bothrops.
Cushman and Ondetti's discovery began with the Bothrops jararaca, or Brazilian pit viper, one of the world's deadliest snakes.
Chavez, unpublished data), where the snake is commonly known as "La chacarera" (Spanish name for inhabitants of farms and agricultural zones), and often confused with vipers of the genus Bothrops and killed for being considered dangerous.
En este trabajo se estudio el erecto del veneno de Bothrops diporus de Argentina sobre el sistema hemostatico en diferentes especies de mamiferos, determinandose las actividades coagulante, fibrinolitica y letal.
Water collection by the body in a viperid snake, Bothrops moojeni.
The story of Cushman and Ondetti's discovery begins with the deadly Bothrops jararaca, or Brazilian pit viper, the most feared snake among banana plantation workers in southwestern Brazil and one of the most deadly snakes in the world.