Trials in Burkina Faso found that a fungus, altered so that it produces a toxin found in the venom of a species of funnel-web
spider, quickly killed large numbers of mosquitoes that carry malaria.
It is derived from the venom of the Australian Blue Mountains funnel-web
spider and has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for application directly on crops to control agricultural insect pests.
The engineered toxin was based on the venom of a type of funnel-web
spider found in Australia.
Among these are the funnel-web
, of which there are 40 species; the redback; and the tarantula.
spiders have been known to survive 24 to 30 hours in water'.
1888 builds webs that exhibit a remarkable resemblance to webs of the funnel-web
building family Agelenidae.
Some of the deadliest groups among them are to be found in Australia, where the funnel-web
spiders and mouse spiders are particularly notorious.
A RARE funnel-web
spider has been found for the first time in Northern Ireland.
Antony revealed there was panic when a deadly funnel-web
spider was spotted near the celebs.
Melbourne, Oct 24 (ANI): Venom from funnel-web
spiders and tarantulas could be used to kill breast cancer cells, Australian researchers say.
I'mWelsh born and reared and, though I curse lashing rain arm in arm with a whistling wind, while being inconvenienced by them, I also appreciate the fact that they keep my homeland free of the Anopheles mosquito, scorpions, killer snakes, funnel-web
spiders, chigger and tumbler flies, to say nothing of nocturnal mosquitonets and barracudas off Barry Island.
mygalomorph spiders of genus Euagrus Ausserer, 1875 are found from the Southern U.S.A to Costa Rica.