Chemical and ecological studies of the antarctic sponge dendrilla membranosa

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  • The sponge Dendrilla membranosa, a conspicuous member of the Antarctic benthos that appears to be free of predation, produces several norditerpenes, including the previously unreported dendrillin [1], as well as amino acid and nucleotide derivatives. The norditerpenes, previously implicated as chemical defense agents, displayed no deterrent effect toward the chemosensory tube-feet of the major Antarctic sponge predator, the sea star Perknaster fuscus. © 1995, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.
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  • Baker BJ; Yoshida WY; McClintock JB; Kopitzke RW
  • Start Page

  • 1459
  • End Page

  • 1462
  • Volume

  • 58
  • Issue

  • 9