MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: How does the venom of Australias white-tailed spider work?

Date: Sun Aug 6 19:50:52 2000
Posted By: Bryan Grieg Fry, Ph.D. candidate, Centre for Drug Design & Development
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 965280587.Zo

The necrotising arachnidism is a mystery.  It is not, however, directly 
caused by the venom itself but an opportunistic bacteria or fungi.

Bryan Grieg Fry
Australian Venom Research Unit

International Venom & Toxin Database

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