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Animal toxin

Animal toxin --> zootoxin

(Science: pharmacology) Any poisonous substance (including but not limited to venom) produced by an animal.

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... mimicry. Both are forms of physical crypsis but camouflage is when an animal replicates the form of its surroundings, whereas, mimicry is where ... where 2 or more animals look alike and share a common defense such as a toxin or venom. A predator learning to avoid one species will benefit both ...

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by firechild
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Symbiotic Relationshsips
Replies: 29
Views: 30754

Question help

No think about the cost of the assays. Raising animals vs keeping cells... But their are other reason, like the complexity of ... complex effects that cells cannot really mimick (ex: read about the botulinum toxin assay)

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by canalon
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question help
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

Re: Genetic modification

... what you know about biology. I listed the following points: -Humans or animal farms that eat GM plants might be harmed by the bacterial DNA in it, or by the Bt toxin. -Insects that are not pests could be killed. Maize pollen with the toxin is blown ...

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by Persephone
Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetic modification
Replies: 7
Views: 4829

Plant infecting bacteria

Why do you think plants and animals have a lot in common for the bacterial toxin to be successful. Aren't they, plant infecting and animal infecting bacteria supposed to be having ...

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by ninetails
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Plant infecting bacteria
Replies: 7
Views: 3496

most venomous animal

The most venomous animal is an insect found only in the Sinai Desert called the " Afrur " which ... in 1967 after Isreal foung numerous soldiers dead on bivouac with an unknown toxin found in their blood. This insect is so venomous that it is considered 100 times ...

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by tony
Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Most venomous animal
Replies: 26
Views: 50917
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