Platypus Venom: a Review

@inproceedings{Whittington2007PlatypusVA,
  title={Platypus Venom: a Review},
  author={Camilla M. Whittington and Katherine Belov},
  year={2007}
}
Platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and other monotremes occupy an important position as an early offshoot from the evolutionary lineage leading from reptiles to mammals. One of the most intriguing characteristics of these mammals is that the males produce venom during the mating season. O. anatinus venom contains defensin-like peptide, C-type natriuretic peptide and nerve growth factor, as well as other unidentified fractions. These components of O. anatinus venom display similarity to… CONTINUE READING

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