Burmese python


Alias: Python bivittatus, Python molurus bivittatus, Python molurus bivittatus Kuhl, 1820

Top Publications

  1. Mariana A, Vellayan S, Halimaton I, Ho T. Acariasis on pet Burmese python, Python molurus bivittatus in Malaysia. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2011;4:227-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Both the acarine species found on the Burmese pythons are known vectors of pathogens. This is the first record that R. sanguineus has been reported from a pet Burmese python in Malaysia.
  2. McCleery R, Sovie A, Reed R, Cunningham M, Hunter M, Hart K. Marsh rabbit mortalities tie pythons to the precipitous decline of mammals in the Everglades. Proc Biol Sci. 2015;282: pubmed publisher
    ..wildlife, we conducted a large-scale experiment to test the hypothesis that invasive Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) were a cause of the precipitous decline of mammals in Everglades National Park (ENP)...
  3. Esbaugh A, Secor S, Grosell M. Renal plasticity in response to feeding in the Burmese python, Python molurus bivittatus. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2015;188:120-6 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that Burmese pythons actively remodel their kidney after feeding, which would in part benefit renal HCO3(-) clearance. ..
  4. Penning D, Dartez S, Moon B. The big squeeze: scaling of constriction pressure in two of the world's largest snakes, Python reticulatus and Python molurus bivittatus. J Exp Biol. 2015;218:3364-7 pubmed publisher
    ..studied the scaling of constriction performance in two species of giant pythons (Python reticulatus and Python molurus bivittatus) and propose a new mechanism of prey death by constriction...
  5. Bak E, Jho Y, Woo G. Detection and phylogenetic analysis of a new adenoviral polymerase gene in reptiles in Korea. Arch Virol. 2018;163:1663-1669 pubmed publisher
    ..Retroviral genes were amplified from samples from five Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus), an adenovirus was detected in a panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis), and an adenovirus and a ..
  6. Esbaugh A, Secor S, Grosell M. Characterization of carbonic anhydrase XIII in the erythrocytes of the Burmese python, Python molurus bivittatus. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2015;187:71-7 pubmed publisher
    ..While these results do not provide insight into the role of CA XIII in the erythrocytes, they do suggest that the presence of two isoforms is not simply a case of physiological redundancy. ..
  7. Andrew A, Perry B, Card D, Schield D, Ruggiero R, McGaugh S, et al. Growth and stress response mechanisms underlying post-feeding regenerative organ growth in the Burmese python. BMC Genomics. 2017;18:338 pubmed publisher
    Previous studies examining post-feeding organ regeneration in the Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) have identified thousands of genes that are significantly differentially regulated during this process...
  8. Ciuraszkiewicz J, Biczycki M, Maluta A, Martin S, Watorek W, Olczak M. Reptilian transferrins: evolution of disulphide bridges and conservation of iron-binding center. Gene. 2007;396:28-38 pubmed publisher
    ..anole (AtrF), veiled and Mediterranean chameleons (VtrF and KtrF), sand lizard (StrF), leopard gecko (LtrF), Burmese python (PtrF), African house snake (HtrF), and grass snake (GtrF) are presented and analyzed...
  9. Geng J, Liang D, Jiang K, Zhang P. Molecular evolution of the infrared sensory gene TRPA1 in snakes and implications for functional studies. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e28644 pubmed publisher
    ..These specific amino acid substitutions may be potentially functional important for infrared sensing...

More Information


  1. Wang T, Sun Y, Shao W, Cheng G, Li L, Cao Z, et al. Evidence of IgY subclass diversification in snakes: evolutionary implications. J Immunol. 2012;189:3557-65 pubmed
    ..were identified in the snake Elaphe taeniura, and three ? genes were identified in the Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus)...