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The Blood of Komodo Dragons Could Help Us to Slay Antibiotic Resistance
The hidden power of dragons’ blood.
The Komodo dragon is the world’s largest lizard, growing up to 3 metres (9.8 feet) in length and weighing up to 70 kilograms (154 lbs). It lives on five small islands in Indonesia, where its massive size and sharp teeth enable it to feast on prey as large as water buffalo – but there’s another, less obvious reason why you definitely don’t want to get bitten by one.
Previous research has found that the mouths of Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) contain up to 57 kinds of dangerous bacteria.
Now researchers have figured out how these lizards became resistant to having such deadly bugs in their mouths.