By J. Alan Maschek, Bill J. Baker (auth.), Dr. Charles D. Amsler (eds.)
This is the 1st ever e-book committed totally to the chemical ecology of algae. Algae from either marine and freshwater habitats are lined, as are macroalgae (seaweeds) and microalgae (including phytoplankton). whereas its major emphasis is at the ecological instead of chemical elements of the sector, the booklet additionally features a exact introductory bankruptcy meant as a primer on algal ordinary items chemistry for ecologists. It elucidates the jobs of chemical defenses in a number of areas and habitats, of DMSP, oxidative burst responses, and herbivore offense. subject matters resembling algal sensory chemical ecology and defenses opposed to ultraviolet radiation also are taken care of, and an creation to the chemical ecology of phytoplankton is provided.
Focusing on fresh advances and in addition on themes really invaluable for undergraduate and graduate point classes, Algal Chemical Ecology is designed for examine biologists operating within the box in addition to marine ecologists and algal biologists looking an introductory guide.
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The compounds are primarily prenylated quinones and hydroquinones, ranging from simple and linear to often complex and polycyclic forms as seen in cystoketal (s s t k t l) (Fig. 6l) (Amico et al. 1984) from C. balearica and from C. stricta (Fig. 6m)[B2] (Amico et al. 1987). 3 Natural Products Chemistry of Chlorophyta Of all macroalgae, green algae are the least prolific producers of natural products, with less than 300 known compounds and only a handful of new secondary metabolites reported each year (Blunt et al.
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Pulchella D. pfaffii PHAEOPHYTA D. , North Carolina, protect associated algae from herbivores (Pfister and Hay 1988) Low susceptibility to reef fishes in Florida and produces secondary metabolites (Paul and Hay 1986). Extract from Bahamas inhibits A. punctulata feeding (Bolser and Hay 1996) Extract from Bahamas inhibits the sea urchin A. punctulata (Bolser and Hay 1996). An unusual sterol from Brazilian specimens inhibits feeding by P. transversus (Teixeira et al. 2006) C11 sulfur compounds in specimens from Villefranche-sur-mer, France, strongly inhibit feeding by the amphipod A.
Algal Chemical Ecology by J. Alan Maschek, Bill J. Baker (auth.), Dr. Charles D. Amsler (eds.)