Title

Komodo Dragons: Not Your Typical Lizard

Date

5-28-2015 9:00 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 11:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Chemistry

Session Chair

Patricia Flatt

Session Title

Deadly Toxins: Who Makes Them and How Do They Work?

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Patricia Flatt

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

10 feet long and 330 pounds, do not try to out run the Komodo dragon, it could be your biggest nightmare. Komodo dragons originated from Indonesia and mainly reside on the small island of Komodo. They are known for their speed, being able to run up to 13 miles per hour but that is not what you have to worry about. The toxin located between the Komodo dragons’ teeth is the knock out punch. Pasteurella Multocida and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa are partners in crime in the Komodo dragons take down method of prey, but what makes this bacteria combination so deadly?

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May 28th, 9:00 AM May 28th, 11:00 AM

Komodo Dragons: Not Your Typical Lizard

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

10 feet long and 330 pounds, do not try to out run the Komodo dragon, it could be your biggest nightmare. Komodo dragons originated from Indonesia and mainly reside on the small island of Komodo. They are known for their speed, being able to run up to 13 miles per hour but that is not what you have to worry about. The toxin located between the Komodo dragons’ teeth is the knock out punch. Pasteurella Multocida and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa are partners in crime in the Komodo dragons take down method of prey, but what makes this bacteria combination so deadly?