Venomous auger snail Hastula (Impages) hectica (Linnaeus, 1758): Molecular phylogeny, foregut anatomy and comparative toxinology

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@article{6974aea972784e7e80d9de84edac4475,
title = "Venomous auger snail Hastula (Impages) hectica (Linnaeus, 1758): Molecular phylogeny, foregut anatomy and comparative toxinology",
abstract = "The > 10,000 living venomous marine snail species [superfamily Conoidea Fleming, 1822] include cone snails (Conus), the overwhelming focus of research. Hastula hectica (Linnaeus, 1758), a venomous snail in the family Terebridae Morch, 1852 was comprehensively investigated. The Terebridae comprise a major monophyletic group within Conoidea. H. hectica has a striking radular tooth to inject venom that looks like a perforated spear; in Conus, the tooth looks like a hypodermic needle. H. hectica venom contains a large complement of small disulfide-rich peptides, but with no apparent overlap with Conus in gene superfamilies expressed. Although Conus peptide toxins are densely post-translationally modified, no post-translationally modified amino acids were found in any Hastula venom peptide. The results suggest that different major lineages of venomous molluscs have strikingly divergent toxinological and venom-delivery strategies. J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Deu. Euol.) 308B: 744- 756, 2007. (c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.",
author = "Imperial, {Julita S.} and Yuri Kantor and Maren Watkins and Heralde, {Francisco M., III} and Bradford Stevenson and Ping Chen and Hansson, {Karin M} and Johan Stenflo and John-Paul Ownby and Philippe Bouchet and Olivera, {Baldomero M.}",
year = "2007",
doi = "10.1002/jez.b.21195",
language = "English",
volume = "308B",
pages = "744--756",
journal = "Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution",
issn = "1552-5007",
publisher = "John Wiley and Sons",
number = "6",

}