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July 10, 2019

The Poisonous ABCs: From Aconitine to Zetekitoxin

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[above: Fly agaric mushrooms (Amanita muscaria)]

Wrote forensic toxicologist Justin Brower:

I've been wanting to write the Alphabet of Poisons for some time now, and what better time than the 100th post of Nature's Poisons?

The structures are hand drawn with fountain pens, which you may have noticed in recent posts here and on Twitter, so if there's a smudge or the bond angles aren't perfect, that's why.

There are so, so many poisons and toxins to choose from — especially the letter C, inexplicably there are dozens of poisons that start with C — so if I didn't include your favorite, let me know, and maybe it will show up in another iteration.

I have links to poisons I've written about before at the end of the ABCs.

July 10, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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