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Archive for September 19th, 2007

Poison Darts and Poison Pens

Posted by David Bradley on September 19th, 2007

EpibatidineMany years ago, I reported on the earliest synthesis of the analgesic compound epibatidine from the poison frog Epipedobates tricolor. You’ll notice I was careful to say poison frog, not poison dart frog. In the prestigious pages of Science in 1993 I wasn’t quite so careful and describes this creature as a poison dart frog.

What happens when you report on poison darts and get a poison pen.