Acanthaster planci


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Acanthaster planci

(ă-kan-thas′tĕr plan′sī, plong′kē)
The scientific name for the crown of thorns sea star, a starfish that releases several toxins into sea water. Contact with the tentacles of this sea star may cause allergic contact dermatitis or conjunctivitis. Injection of the venom causes shock and liver damage.
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Apoptosis induced in human breast cancer cell line by Acanthaster planci starfish extract compared to tamoxifen.
Reef physiography and distribution of corals at Tumon Bay, Guam, before crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci (L.
laevigata, particularly at LT-1*, is congruent with genetic patterns observed between Pacific and Indian Ocean populations of another starfish species, [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 4 OMITTED] Acanthaster planci (Benzie unpubl.
Coral-eating sea stars Acanthaster planci in Hawaii.
On the structure of the major saponin from the starfish Acanthaster planci.
Formation and breakdown of aggregations of Crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci (L).
Turbo shells, especially the smallest, are part of the diet of the sea crown of thorn stars Acanthaster planci (Holguin et al.
Response of herbivorous fishes to crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci outbreaks.
Coral reef recovery after catastrophic predation by Acanthaster planci.