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The Chemical Composition of Insect Venoms v2

The Chemical Compositions of Insect Venoms

The Chemical Composition of Insect Venoms v2
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Insect venoms are complicated. Really complicated. You could be forgiven for thinking that it must be a relatively simple company of chemicals that makes up the painful sensation of a bee or wasp sting, but in fact a hugely complex mixture of all sorts of compounds Рproteins, peptides, enzymes, and other smaller molecules Рgo into a small amount of venom. The range of compounds is far too vast to detail every single one Рbut we can examine some of the major constituents in bee, wasp, hornet and ant venom.

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