Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails

1st Edition

By Ramasamy Santhanam

Apple Academic Press

408 pages | 310 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781771883306
pub: 2016-09-26
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pub: 2016-10-14
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The first comprehensive volume exclusively on marine cone snails, this book 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.

Table of 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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology