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Chironex fleckeri (Box Jellyfish) Venom Proteins
Background: Box jellyfish produce a unique family of toxic venom proteins. Results: The toxins are structurally similar, yet two subgroups confer different cytolytic activities in red blood cells andExpand
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Costs of venom production in the common death adder (Acanthophis antarcticus).
The utilization of venom in predatory and defensive contexts is associated with benefits regarding minimization of energetic expenditure on hunting, maximization of success in prey acquisition andExpand
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Irukandji syndrome: a widely misunderstood and poorly researched tropical marine envenoming.
Irukandji syndrome is a poorly defined set of symptoms that occur after envenoming by certain species of jellyfish, primarily cubozoans or 'box jellyfish'. Envenomed victims can show symptoms rangingExpand
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A functional comparison of the venom of three Australian jellyfish--Chironex fleckeri, Chiropsalmus sp., and Carybdea xaymacana--on cytosolic Ca2+, haemolysis and Artemia sp. lethality.
Cnidarian venoms produce a wide spectrum of envenoming syndromes in humans ranging from minor local irritation to death. Here, the effects of Chironex fleckeri, Chiropsalmus sp., and CarybdeaExpand
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Venom ontogeny, diet and morphology in Carukia barnesi, a species of Australian box jellyfish that causes Irukandji syndrome.
Venom profiles of two age groups of the medically important Australian box jellyfish Carukia barnesi [Southcott, R.V., 1967. Revision of some Carybdeidae (Scyphozoa, Cubomedusae), includingExpand
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Do box jellyfish sleep at night?
[Extract] A novel tagging technique has uncovered some surprising information about jellyfish behaviour. If you spend any time at all in tropical Australia, especially in the water, you will knowExpand
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Quantifying movement of the tropical Australian cubozoan Chironex fleckeri using acoustic telemetry
Cubomedusae are considered to have superior swimming abilities compared to other pelagic cnidarians, yet many of the theories describing such behaviours are based on anecdotal evidence, sting recordsExpand
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Growth and age determination of the tropical Australian cubozoan Chiropsalmus sp.
Chiropsalmus sp. medusae collected in this study ranged from 3 to 71 mm diagonal bell width and displayed growth best described by the following equation size (mm) = 74.9 × exp (−exp(0.041 (timeExpand
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The in vivo cardiovascular effects of box jellyfish Chironex fleckeri venom in rats: efficacy of pre-treatment with antivenom, verapamil and magnesium sulphate.
Using a new technique to extract venom from the nematocysts, the efficacy of CSL box jellyfish antivenom (AV) and adjunct therapies, verapamil and magnesium sulfate (MgSO(4)), were investigatedExpand
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Bites by spiders of the family Theraphosidae in humans and canines.
Spiders of the family Theraphosidae occur throughout most tropical regions of the world. There have only been three case reports of bites by these spiders in Australia. The aim of this study was toExpand
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