This collection features scholarly work by Kenneth Kardong, professor emeritus in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University. Kardong's research is focused upon the evolution of complex systems and the evolutionary processes involved. This has led to studies on marine and terrestrial organisms, as well as studies on the evolution of the complex jaw apparatus of advanced snakes. This is approached first through a thorough morphological description of the apparatus, followed by detailed functional and behavioral analyses of the organism.
(The Company of Biologists, 5/1/2010)Many snakes, particularly cobras, form as part of a defensive display, a hood, an active lateral expansion of their neck skin and underlying musculature and ribs. We identified muscle groups possibly involved in hooding ...