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GEOGRAPHICAL VARIATION IN DEFENSIVE CHEMICALS FROM PACIFIC COAST DORID-NUDIBRANCHS AND SOME RELATED MARINE MOLLUSKS

TitleGEOGRAPHICAL VARIATION IN DEFENSIVE CHEMICALS FROM PACIFIC COAST DORID-NUDIBRANCHS AND SOME RELATED MARINE MOLLUSKS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsFaulkner, DJ, Molinski, TF, Andersen, RJ, Dumdei, EJ, De Silva, ED
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology C-Pharmacology Toxicology & Endocrinology
Volume97
Pagination233-240
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0742-8413
KeywordsACANTHODORIS-NANAIMOENSIS, ACID GLYCERIDES, CADLINA-LUTEOMARGINATA, CARBON, CHROMODORIS-MACFARLANDI, DIAULULA-SANDIEGENSIS, INVERTEBRATES, METABOLITES, NATURAL-PRODUCTS, SKELETON, SKIN EXTRACTS
Abstract

1. Comparison of the chemical constituents of geographically diverse collections of six dorid nudibranchs has revealed that those species that are capable of de novo biosynthesis of defensive metabolites always produce the same array of chemicals. 2. Conversely, those species that acquire chemicals from their sponge diet have a variable chemical arsenal. 3. It is proposed that chemical consistency be used as an indicator of the origin of chemicals in the defensive arsenal of dorid nudibranchs.

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