Palytoxin Found in Palythoa sp. Zoanthids (Anthozoa, Hexacorallia) Sold in the Home Aquarium Trade

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Jonathan R Deeds; Sara M Handy; Kevin D White; James D Reimer;
(2011)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 6,issue 4 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3070722, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018235
  • Subject: Toxicology | Chemistry | Reversed-Phase Chromatography | Research Article | Biology | Corals | Medicine | Analytical Chemistry | Marine Ecology | Chemical Analysis | Marine Biology | Q | R | Ecology | Genetics | Toxic Agents | Animal Genetics | Coral Reefs | Science | Qualitative Analysis | Chromatography | Quantitative Analysis
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Zoanthids (Anthozoa, Hexacorallia) are colonial anemones that contain one of the deadliest toxins ever discovered, palytoxin (LD(50) in mice 300 ng/kg), but it is generally believed that highly toxic species are not sold in the home aquarium trade. We previously showed ... View more
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