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Biodiversity of cone snails and other venomous marine gastropods: evolutionary success through neuropharmacology.
Venomous marine snails (superfamily Conoidea) are a remarkably biodiverse marine invertebrate lineage (featuring more than 10,000 species). Conoideans use complex venoms (up to 100 differentExpand
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Venom Insulins of Cone Snails Diversify Rapidly and Track Prey Taxa
A specialized insulin was recently found in the venom of a fish-hunting cone snail, Conus geographus. Here we show that many worm-hunting and snail-hunting cones also express venom insulins, and thatExpand
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Divergence of the Venom Exogene Repertoire in Two Sister Species of Turriconus
Abstract The genus Conus comprises approximately 700 species of venomous marine cone snails that are highly efficient predators of worms, snails, and fish. In evolutionary terms, cone snails areExpand
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Delimiting species of marine gastropods (Turridae, Conoidea) using RAD sequencing in an integrative taxonomy framework
Species delimitation in poorly known and diverse taxa is usually performed based on monolocus, DNA‐barcoding‐like approaches, while multilocus data are often used to test alternative speciesExpand
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Morphology and development of the valve of Leiblein: Possible evidence for paraphyly of the Neogastropoda
Neogastropoda are generally considered to be monophyletic, although their monophyly is usually challenged in molecular phylogenies. Such results suggest that serious reconsideration of theExpand
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Exon-Capture-Based Phylogeny and Diversification of the Venomous Gastropods (Neogastropoda, Conoidea)
Transcriptome-based exon capture methods provide an approach to recover several hundred markers from genomic DNA, allowing for robust phylogenetic estimation at deep timescales. We applied thisExpand
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Morphology of the anterior digestive system of tonnoideans (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda) with an emphasis on the foregut glands
ABSTRACT Tonnoideans are marine carnivorous caenogastropods that prey on different invertebrates, namely polychaetes, sipunculids, bivalve and gastropod molluscs, and echinoderms. The morphology ofExpand
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Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Kermia–Pseudodaphnella (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Raphitomidae) genus complex: a remarkable radiation via diversification of larval development
Conoidean gastropods of the genera Kermia, Oliver, 1915 and Pseudodaphnella Boettger, 1895 (Raphitomidae) are common in shallow-water habitats of the tropical Indo-Pacific. They form a distinctExpand
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