An investigation into the toxicity of tissue extracts from two distinct marine Polychaeta

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Abstract

The present study investigated the potential toxicity of venomous secretions of two polychaetes, Hediste diversicolor and Glycera alba (Annelida: Phyllodocida). Toxic activity of putative toxins, measured on mussel gills through the Comet assay, revealed higher effects caused by extracts from H. diversicolor skin and G. alba specialised, jawed proboscis, when compared to control. The results suggest that H. diversicolor secretes toxins via skin for protection against predators, contrarily to G. alba, who secretes toxins for predation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100116
Number of pages5
JournalToxicon: X
Volume14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Annelida
  • Glycera alba
  • Hediste diversicolor
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Toxicity
  • Venomous compounds

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