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Sponges: Porifera

Out of Print

Series: Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology

Edited By: Werner EG Mueller

258 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #146612 | ISBN: 354000968X
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About this book

Sponges (phylum Porifera) are known to be very rich sources for bioactive compounds, mainly secondary metabolites. This volume contributes to efforts to assure a sustainable exploitation of bioactive compounds from biological starting material.


Contents

Analysis of the Sponge (Porifera) Gene Repertoire: Implications for the Evolution of the Metazoan Body Plan.- Sponge-Associated Bacteria: General Overview and Special Aspects of Bacteria Associated with Halichondria panicea.- Microbial Diversity of Marine Sponges.- Full Absolute Stereostructures of Natural Products Directly from Crude Extracts: the HPLC-MS/MS-NMR-CH "Triad".- Bioactive Natural Products from Marine Invertebrates and Associated Fungi.- Sustainable Use of Marine Resources: Cultivation of Sponges.- Sustainable Production of Bioactive Compounds from Sponges: Primmorphs as Bioreactors.-Approaches for a Sustainable Use of the Bioactive Potential in Sponges: Analysis of Gene Clusters, Differential Display of mRNA and DNA Chips.- Sorbicillactone A: a Structurally Unprecedented Bioactive Novel-Type Alkaloid from a Sponge-Derived Fungus.

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