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(2005) demonstrated no difference in body-size-standardized size of clutch among three populations of the oviparous viperine watersnake (Natrix maura) with significant differences in availability of food.
In another imperative study by Lenk et al., 2001, nucleotide sequences of mitochondrial cytochrome b (partial) and 16S rRNA genes, totaling 946 bp, have been used to reconstruct a molecular phylogeny of 42 species of the subfamily Viperinae representing 12 of the 13 recognized genera in order to further elucidate and clarify phylogenetic relationships in the viperine complex.
At this time it was generally understood that there were two distinct forms of snake venom: 'colubrine' attacked the nervous system, while 'viperine' poisoned the blood.