Toxin gene determination and evolution in scorpaenoid fish.

  title={Toxin gene determination and evolution in scorpaenoid fish.},
  author={Po-Shun Chuang and Jen-Chieh Shiao},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
In this study, we determine the toxin genes from both cDNA and genomic DNA of four scorpaenoid fish and reconstruct their evolutionary relationship. The deduced protein sequences of the two toxin subunits in Sebastapistes strongia, Scorpaenopsis oxycephala, and Sebastiscus marmoratus are about 700 amino acid, similar to the sizes of the stonefish (Synanceia horrida, and Synanceia verrucosa) and lionfish (Pterois antennata and Pterois volitans) toxins previously published. The intron positions… CONTINUE READING
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