Venom evolution widespread in fishes: a phylogenetic road map for the bioprospecting of piscine venoms.

Abstract

Knowledge of evolutionary relationships or phylogeny allows for effective predictions about the unstudied characteristics of species. These include the presence and biological activity of an organism's venoms. To date, most venom bioprospecting has focused on snakes, resulting in six stroke and cancer treatment drugs that are nearing U.S. Food and Drug… (More)

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