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By K. Tachibana (auth.), Professor Dr. L. Bolis, Professor Dr. J. Zadunaisky, Professor Dr. R. Gilles (eds.)

The value of poisons and different phanuacologically lively com­ kilos received from marine animals can't be emphasised sufficient. using those chemical compounds for protection or assault of alternative lifestyles fonus are of curiosity in themselves; notwithstanding, they're of significant value in our figuring out in their mechanisms of motion in view of attainable software within the safeguard of guy (no doubt a predator) and in biol­ ogy and medication. The toxin of the flat fish Pardachirus provided in a number of the papers of this e-book is an instance of a protection mechanism in line with secretion of a toxin which may most likely be prolonged to getting used to protect guy himself from sharks, the marine predators par ex­ cellence. August, 1984 J. ZADUNAISKY Preface The examine of poisons, medications, and toxins within the marine setting, and their influence on human existence existed already in Babylon and Assyria, Egypt, Persia, India, China, Japan, Greece, Rome and South the United States. however, much less is understood approximately ethnic marine biology than approximately ethnobotany. only in the near past even if, have lively biotoxins been used as molecular probes in neuropharmacology, providing fascinating new insights into anxious task and muscular capabilities. it really is transparent from the displays at this assembly that a lot continues to be performed, and definitely new, extra pharmacologically orientated locate­ ings lie ahead.

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