By J. Alan Maschek, Bill J. Baker (auth.), Dr. Charles D. Amsler (eds.)
This is the 1st ever publication dedicated solely 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 e-book additionally incorporates a designated introductory bankruptcy meant as a primer on algal average items chemistry for ecologists. It elucidates the jobs of chemical defenses in a variety of areas and habitats, of DMSP, oxidative burst responses, and herbivore offense. subject matters corresponding to algal sensory chemical ecology and defenses opposed to ultraviolet radiation also are handled, and an advent to the chemical ecology of phytoplankton is provided.
Focusing on fresh advances and likewise on themes fairly worthy for undergraduate and graduate point classes, Algal Chemical Ecology is designed for study biologists operating within the box in addition to marine ecologists and algal biologists looking an introductory guide.
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Schlegeli (Thacker et al. 1997) The crude extract from Guam specimens inhibits fishes and a mixture of cyclic peptides containing laxaphycin A deters feeding by the fish Scarus schiegeii, the sea urchin Diadema savignyi, and the crab Leptodius sp. (Pennings et al. C. P. da Gama Chlorodesmis C. racemosa C. prolifera C. filiformis Caulerpa Bryopsis Bryopsis pennata A. obscura A. longicaulis CHLOROPHYTA Avrainvillea A. elliottii Extracts from Australian specimens inhibit feeding by the gastropod Turbo torquatus and the sea urchin Heliocidaris tuberculata (Davis et al.
1992). Cymopol from Florida inhibits the gastropod Littorina littorea (Targett and McConnnell 1982). Cymopol from Caribbean inhibits reef fishes (Hay et al. 1987) Crude extract and chlorodesmin, a major compound found in Guam specimens, inhibit the herbivory by reef fishes (Paul 1987). Chlorodesmin from Guam specimens inhibits the fish Z. C. P. , South-west Asia, Asia, South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand and Pacific Is. , South-west Asia, Asia, South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and Pacific Is.
Algal Chemical Ecology by J. Alan Maschek, Bill J. Baker (auth.), Dr. Charles D. Amsler (eds.)