Topical Collection "Evolution of Venom Systems"
Prof. Dr. Bryan Fry
Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
Interests: venom molecular evolution; phylogenetics and structure-function relationships; toxins
Venom systems are key evolutionary innovations used for competitor deterrence, defence and predation. The evolution of venom has been the trigger for the explosive radiation of many orders of animals. This Special Issue will be composed of papers exploring origin and diversification of venom systems and their intricate relationship with changes in predatory ecology. Reviews for this collection are on an invitation-only basis. Please contact Professor Fry to discuss ideas for a review so as to avoid overlap with other reviews.
Prof. Dr. Bryan Fry
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the collection website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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Article: Atractaspis aterrima Toxins: The First Insight into the Molecular Evolution of Venom in Side-Stabbers
Toxins 2013, 5(11), 1948-1964; doi:10.3390/toxins5111948
Received: 17 September 2013; in revised form: 19 October 2013 / Accepted: 22 October 2013 / Published: 28 October 2013| Download PDF Full-text (2602 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: Three-Fingered RAVERs: Rapid Accumulation of Variations in Exposed Residues of Snake Venom Toxins
Toxins 2013, 5(11), 2172-2208; doi:10.3390/toxins5112172
Received: 2 October 2013; in revised form: 8 November 2013 / Accepted: 11 November 2013 / Published: 18 November 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1117 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Toxins 2013, 5(12), 2456-2487; doi:10.3390/toxins5122456
Received: 21 November 2013; in revised form: 9 December 2013 / Accepted: 9 December 2013 / Published: 13 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (5767 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: A Proteomics and Transcriptomics Investigation of the Venom from the Barychelid Spider Trittame loki (Brush-Foot Trapdoor)
Toxins 2013, 5(12), 2488-2503; doi:10.3390/toxins5122488
Received: 24 October 2013; in revised form: 29 November 2013 / Accepted: 9 December 2013 / Published: 13 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1909 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Toxins 2013, 5(12), 2621-2655; doi:10.3390/toxins5122621
Received: 14 September 2013; in revised form: 13 December 2013 / Accepted: 16 December 2013 / Published: 18 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (9748 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: Elapid Snake Venom Analyses Show the Specificity of the Peptide Composition at the Level of Genera Naja and Notechis
Toxins 2014, 6(3), 850-868; doi:10.3390/toxins6030850
Received: 3 November 2013; in revised form: 24 January 2014 / Accepted: 5 February 2014 / Published: 28 February 2014| Download PDF Full-text (1208 KB) | Download XML Full-text