About the book
Venomous animals on this planet cover more than 100,000 different species of reptile, arthopod, insects, fishes, mollusks, mammalian and others. During a several hundred million years, venomous animals have evolved to produce venom, which is a complex mixture of toxic proteins and peptides. Recently, in the era of genome science, venomics projects (including genome, transcriptome and proteome analyses of various venomous animal species) have been conducted to disclose divergent profiles and the evolution of venom-related genes. Venomics can provide the latest important information about the antivenom and therapeutic strategy against envenomations, new toxin-delived drugs/tools as leading compounds, and sophisticated mechanism of toxin producing and deliver systems. This book will be focusing on the venom and venomics of various venomous animals.