Coral venom toxins

Schmidt, Casey A., Daly, Norelle L., and Wilson, David T. (2019) Coral venom toxins. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7. 320.

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The phylum Cnidaria contains a wide variety of unique organisms that possess interesting adaptations evolved over many years to help them survive in a competitive environment. One of these adaptations is the presence of venom, which has been of particular interest for studies aimed at identifying novel drug leads and for understanding the mechanisms involved in envenomation. The potency of the venom varies significantly amongst cnidarians, and although corals are often overshadowed by the jellyfish and sea anemone toxins, they also possess a range of interesting bioactive compounds. In this mini-review, we provide an overview of the toxins present in corals, highlighting the diverse structures and bioactivities.

Item ID: 60410
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2296-701X
Keywords: coral, sea anemone, toxin, nematocyst, venom
Copyright Information: © 2019 Schmidt, Daly and Wilson. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0).
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2019 07:33
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3101 Biochemistry and cell biology > 310101 Analytical biochemistry @ 100%
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