Funding for this research was provided by:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (HDTRA1-12-C-0039)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-08-30
Received: 1 October 2018
Accepted: 12 August 2019
First Online: 30 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: No Komodo dragons were harmed as a result of this research. The animals at the St Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park receive regular veterinary care. Collection of blood samples from the Komodo dragon were performed by St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park personnel in compliance with relevant guidelines, using protocols approved by the George Mason University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.(GMU IACUC# 0266). These protocols were prepared in collaboration with representatives from the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Prior to initiation of this project, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park had consented to work with us and to provide blood samples for use in this effort.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.