Chemical Ecology (Session I 2001)
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    3-5 A. The animals that have been discussed all use one of several strategies to protect themselves from the defensive chemicals that they utilize against predators. Give examples of at least three of these strategies with at least one example different from the examples covered "in class". Submit the assignment to the Assignment Drop Box by .......

    3-5 B Discussion Although for some humans tetrodotoxin poisoning is fatal, many individuals survive. Although their motor and other abilities are severely affected during the intoxication, those that recover seem to have NO permanent damage. Explain this in terms of how tetrodotoxin binds to the ion channel (Hint. Review your understanding of bonding, covalent, ionic, etc.)