Issue Date: January 8, 2018
Palytoxin: The danger hidden in tropical aquariums
Nature’s deadliest chemicals often come in beautiful packages. Take, for instance, the batrachotoxin harbored in the vibrant skins of poison dart frogs, or the cardiac glycosides permeating the glossy green leaves and delicate pink petals of the oleander plant.
Palytoxin, which causes severe respiratory reactions, is no different. The massive molecule comes wrapped in the deceptively alluring package of an . . .
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