SPRI | Evolution Of Venomous Animals And Their Toxins (2017 EN)

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    Author: P. Gopalakrishnakone (Editor), Anita Malhotra (Editor)
    Full Title: Evolution Of Venomous Animals And Their Toxins
    Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (March 28, 2017)
    Year: 2017
    ISBN-13: 9789400764590 (978-94-007-6459-0), 9789400764583 (978-94-007-6458-3), 9789400764576 (978-94-007-6457-6)
    ISBN-10: 9400764596, 9400764588, 940076457X
    Pages: 446
    Language: English
    Genre: Biomedical Sciences: Pharmacology & Toxicology
    File type: PDF (True)
    Quality: 10/10
    Price: 297.49 €

    This volume contains a section on the wider evolutionary context of venom in animals, the molecular evolutionary processes involved in generating diversity, and the concept of venom evolution as being driven by an arms race that also involves evolution of resistance to toxins by prey. It also studies the relationship between the evolution of toxins and the evolution of the animals that they evolved within. The last section discusses the evolution of venom delivery systems. The definition of a venomous animal, as opposed to a poisonous one, encompasses the evolution not just of toxins but also a specialized mechanism for administering them by injection.

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