Algal Chemical Ecology by J. Alan Maschek, Bill J. Baker (auth.), Dr. Charles D.

By J. Alan Maschek, Bill J. Baker (auth.), Dr. Charles D. Amsler (eds.)

This is the 1st ever ebook dedicated completely 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 features of the sector, the ebook additionally contains a targeted introductory bankruptcy meant as a primer on algal normal 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. issues similar to algal sensory chemical ecology and defenses opposed to ultraviolet radiation also are taken care of, and an advent to the chemical ecology of phytoplankton is provided.

Focusing on contemporary advances and likewise on subject matters relatively important for undergraduate and graduate point classes, Algal Chemical Ecology is designed for learn biologists operating within the box in addition to marine ecologists and algal biologists looking an introductory guide.

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From North Carolina: Pachydictyol A and dictyol E act as antifoulants (Schmitt et al. 1995), dictyol B acetate and dictyodial cause larval mortality, abnormal development, and reduced growth in bryozoans and hydroids (Schmitt et al. 1998); extract inhibits the urchin A. punctulata (Bolser and Hay 1996) South America, Australia and New Zealand, and Pacific Is. , Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and Indian Ocean Is. Widespread in temperate and tropical waters. , South America, Africa, South-west Asia, and South-east Asia Distributed in tropical and temperate seas Lobophora L.

2006). The production of deterrent metabolites can be vital to macroalgal survival in herbivore-rich coral reef environments. The majority of natural products from tropical macroalgae are terpenoids (mainly sesqui- and diterpenoids), followed by acetogenins (acetate-derived compounds), and metabolites of mixed biosynthetic origin (such as meroditerpenes), frequently composed of terpenoid and aromatic portions (Blunt et al. 2007 and previous reviews; see Chap. 1). Chlorophyta or green algae comprise one of the major groups of algae and include several exclusively marine orders and genera from tropical regions.

C. P. 644 – CEP 24001-970, Niterói, RJ, Brazil. A. P. D. ), Algal Chemical Ecology. C. P. da Gama also includes macroscopic and conspicuous tropical Cyanobacteria that can be important in structuring tropical marine benthic communities. 2 The Tropical Marine Environment When thinking about tropical marine ecosystems, generally what comes to mind are the diverse and colorful coral reefs, but other ecologically important environments, such as mangrove forests, seagrass beds, and rocky shores, are also abundant at low latitudes.

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