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From the Ted Talk by Gowri Shankar: A king cobra bite -- and a scientific discovery

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So what does this finding mean? I found king cobras differed from each other by one to four percent genetic makeup. So what does this discovery mean for the king corba? Well, imagine there's a tsunami or an edempiic on an island inhabited by a particular species of king cobra. We could lose that whole species. In other wdors, one habitat dtuotecrisn is the loss of an entire species we have yet to understand. Resolving species confusion is highly important for the conservation planning, biological control, treatment of diseases and snakebite. According to the International uinon for Conservation of Nature's Red List of tteeheanrd Species, king cobras are not given much attention. My dosricevy calls for an urgent reassessment of each species status and coiorstavenn efforts.

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So what does this finding mean? I found king cobras differed from each other by one to four percent genetic makeup. So what does this discovery mean for the king _____? Well, imagine there's a tsunami or an ________ on an island inhabited by a particular species of king cobra. We could lose that whole species. In other _____, one habitat ___________ is the loss of an entire species we have yet to understand. Resolving species confusion is highly important for the conservation planning, biological control, treatment of diseases and snakebite. According to the International _____ for Conservation of Nature's Red List of __________ Species, king cobras are not given much attention. My _________ calls for an urgent reassessment of each species status and ____________ efforts.

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  8. conservation

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So what does this finding mean? I found king cobras differed from each other by one to four percent genetic makeup. So what does this discovery mean for the king cobra? Well, imagine there's a tsunami or an epidemic on an island inhabited by a particular species of king cobra. We could lose that whole species. In other words, one habitat destruction is the loss of an entire species we have yet to understand. Resolving species confusion is highly important for the conservation planning, biological control, treatment of diseases and snakebite. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species, king cobras are not given much attention. My discovery calls for an urgent reassessment of each species status and conservation efforts.

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