An Internet-based toxin database for Philippine poisonous and venomous terrestrial and marine species

  • Diana C. Tan Chemistry Department, De La Salle University, Manila
  • Aileen W. Anatalio Chemistry Department, De La Salle University, Manila
  • Angie Q. Sun Chemistry Department, De La Salle University, Manila
  • Ma. Christina Z. Floresca Chemistry Department, De La Salle University, Manila
Keywords: proteinaceous, poisonous, venomous, indigenous

Abstract

We present an online database of some Pbilippine land and marine organisms. Included in this database are poisonous and/or venomous plants and animals, found in the Philippines and some areas within the Indo Pacific region. Moreover, structures of some of the toxins found in these organisms are illustrated. Of the total256 poisonous and/or venomous organisms found in the literature, only 29 were found indigenous to the Philippines. Fifty three poisonous and/or venomous terrestrial animals were recorded, some of contained descriptions of their tom or venom components which are proteinaceous or peptidic in nature. A sum of 147 poisonous and/or venomous freshwater and marine species were found in the literature, not counting the species from the genus Conus, which are being extensively studied at the University of the Philippines and the University of Utah. Most of the toxin components found in these species are also peptidic in nature, with the exception of the red tide toxins and the palytoxins. All items were gathered from previously published literature and online databases, and can be accessed by the public through the website: http://www.geocities.com/philtoxins.
How to Cite
Tan, D. C., Anatalio, A. W., Sun, A. Q., & Floresca, M. C. Z. (1). An Internet-based toxin database for Philippine poisonous and venomous terrestrial and marine species. KIMIKA, 18(2), 41-44. https://doi.org/10.26534/kimika.v18i2.41-44
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Research Articles