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Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails

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Describes over 100 species of hazardous marine snails along with their biological and ecological characteristics
Discusses the therapeutic and medicinal value of conotoxins
Includes over 275 b/w illustrations for easy identification

By: Ramasamy Santhanam (Author)

393 pages, 225+ b/w photos

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Oct 2016 | #226797 | ISBN-13: 9781771883306
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NHBS Price: £98.99 $126/€117 approx

About this book

The first comprehensive volume exclusively on marine cone snails, Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails provides descriptions of over 100 species of hazardous marine snails along with their biological and ecological characteristics; the characteristics of conotoxins; information on cone snail injuries and their treatment along with prevention measures; and the therapeutic and medicinal value of conotoxins, including as a powerful nonaddictive painkiller, an epilepsy drug, and more. Over 275 color illustrations accompany the text for easy identification.


Contents

- Preface
- Introduction
- Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails
- Profile of Venomous Marine Snails
- Conotoxins
- Envenomation of Cone Snails
- Therapeutic Uses of Cone Snail Venoms
- Index


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