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Re: which is the most lethal venom?

Date: Sat Nov 11 15:27:45 2000
Posted By: Bryan Grieg Fry, Ph.D. candidate, Centre for Drug Design & Development
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 968124910.Ch

Sorry this took so long to answer, I have been out in the field scuba diving for sea snakes.

In answer to your question, the snake (land or sea) we most potent (drop for drop) venom is the inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus). For a complete list, go to the LD50 section of my database at:

All the best,

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