Cone shell research

Cone shell research

G352/0154 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 40.2MB

Downloadable file size: 2.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Most Toxic Animals
This image is part of the feature Medicine From The Sea


Caption: Cone shell research. Cone shell (Conus sp.) being held in a researcher's gloved hand. The deadly venom of the cone shell, a type of marine snail, contains proteins (conotoxins) that include the amino acid Gla (gamma-carboxyglutamic acid) in their structures. This is involved in the blood clotting process in humans. It is hoped that the study of the biochemistry of the cone shells can provide more information on Gla's role in the snail venom and the blood clotting process. This could lead to the development of new drugs to treat clotting disorders such as haemophilia. Photographed at the Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory, Massachusetts, USA, in 2002.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: american, animal, animal experiment, biological, biology, blood clotting, clots, cone shell, conus sp., deadly, drug, drugs, experimentation, fatal, gammacarboxyglutamic acid, gla, gloved, holding, latex, lethal, marine, marine biology laboratory, mbl, mollusca, nature, ocean, poison, poisonous, protection, protective clothing, research, researcher, rubber glove, science, scientific, scientist, sea, snail, sterile, toxic, toxin, united states, usa, venom, venomous, wildlife, woods hole, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.