The phylum Cnidaria and investigations of its toxins and venoms until 1990.

@article{Turk2009ThePC,
  title={The phylum Cnidaria and investigations of its toxins and venoms until 1990.},
  author={Tom Turk and William R. Kem},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={1031-7}
}
Cnidarians are the largest phylum of generally toxic animals, yet their toxins and venoms have not received as much scientific attention as those of many terrestrial (snakes, scorpions, spiders, etc.) and even some marine animals (i.e. cone snails). Approximately 13,000 living cnidarian species have been described by systematists. A major rationale for their study in the past, besides scientific curiosity, was to better treat victims of their envenomation. While that goal remains a high… CONTINUE READING
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