Biodiversity of cone snails and other venomous marine gastropods: evolutionary success through neuropharmacology.

@article{Olivera2014BiodiversityOC,
  title={Biodiversity of cone snails and other venomous marine gastropods: evolutionary success through neuropharmacology.},
  author={Baldomero M Olivera and Patrice Showers Corneli and Maren Watkins and Alexander Fedosov},
  journal={Annual review of animal biosciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={2},
  pages={
          487-513
        }
}
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 different components for each species) to capture prey and for other biotic interactions. Molecular phylogeny and venom peptide characterization provide an unusual multidisciplinary view of conoidean biodiversity at several taxonomic levels. Venom peptides diverge between species at an unprecedented rate through… CONTINUE READING

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