Category Archives: Cnidaria

Sea Anemones, Peptide Super Heros

Review of: J. Prentis, P., Pavasovic, A., & S Norton, R. (2018). Sea Anemones: Quiet Achievers in the Field of Peptide Toxins. Toxins, 10(1), 36. DOI:10.3390/toxins10010036 If you search the VenomZone website and look under the cnidarian section, you will notice most of these toxins are derived from sea anemones (Class Anthozoa, order Actiniaria). My first literature review is a paper about these “quiet

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Species spotlight: Egg Yolk Jellies

One of my outreach activities is a guessing game using two sheets of beautiful jellyfish photos my lab mate and I put together. Participants are asked to guess the hilarious common names associated with each species, like pink meanies, snotties, sea tomatoes, and blue blubbers. Of all the species, most folks can immediately guess the Egg-yolk Jellyfish, Phacellophora camtschatica. P.

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