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Longest Animal in the World Produces Neurotoxins Useful for Medicine, Agriculture

News   Mar 27, 2018 | Original Story from Uppsala University

 
Bootlace Worm a New Source of Ion Channel Toxins

The bootlace worm, Lineus Longissimus, can reach 55 meters, which can be up to 55 meters long, produces neurotoxins that can kill both crabs and cockroaches. The toxins could be used for example in agricultural insecticides. Credit: Erik Jacobsson, Uppsala University

 
 
 

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