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Article: Chemistry and biology of maculalactone A from the marine cyanobacterium Kyrtuthrix maculans

TitleChemistry and biology of maculalactone A from the marine cyanobacterium Kyrtuthrix maculans
Authors
KeywordsAnti-fouling paint
Chemical defense
Marine chemical ecology
Marine natural products
Issue Date2004
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1568-7767
Citation
Phytochemistry Reviews, 2004, v. 3 n. 3, p. 381-400 How to Cite?
AbstractMaculalactone A is the most abundant secondary metabolite in Kyrtuthrix maculans, a marine cyanobacterium found in the mid-high shore of moderately exposed to sheltered rocky shores in Hong Kong and South East Asia. This species appears to survive as 'pure' colonies forming distinct black zones on the rock. Maculalactone A may provide K. maculans with a chemical defense against several marine organisms, including the common grazer, Chlorostoma argyrostoma and settlement by larvae of the barnacles, Tetraclita japonica, Balanus amphitrite and Ibla cumingii. The natural concentration of maculalactone A varied with season and also with tidal height on the shore and although a strong positive linear correlation was observed between maculalactone A concentration and herbivore grazing pressure, manipulative experiments demonstrated that grazing pressure was not directly responsible for inducing the biosynthesis of this metabolite. The potential of maculalactone A as a 'natural' marine anti-fouling agent (i.e. as an alternative to environmentally-damaging copper- and tin-based anti-fouling paints) was investigated after achieving a gram-scale synthesis of this compound. Preliminary field trials with anti-fouling paints which contained synthetic maculalactone A as the active principle have confirmed that this compound seems to have a specific activity against molluscan settlers. © Springer 2005.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/73370
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.686
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.798
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dc.contributor.authorBrown, GDen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, HFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHutchinson, Nen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, SCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, BKKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, GAen_HK
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dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPhytochemistry Reviews, 2004, v. 3 n. 3, p. 381-400en_HK
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dc.description.abstractMaculalactone A is the most abundant secondary metabolite in Kyrtuthrix maculans, a marine cyanobacterium found in the mid-high shore of moderately exposed to sheltered rocky shores in Hong Kong and South East Asia. This species appears to survive as 'pure' colonies forming distinct black zones on the rock. Maculalactone A may provide K. maculans with a chemical defense against several marine organisms, including the common grazer, Chlorostoma argyrostoma and settlement by larvae of the barnacles, Tetraclita japonica, Balanus amphitrite and Ibla cumingii. The natural concentration of maculalactone A varied with season and also with tidal height on the shore and although a strong positive linear correlation was observed between maculalactone A concentration and herbivore grazing pressure, manipulative experiments demonstrated that grazing pressure was not directly responsible for inducing the biosynthesis of this metabolite. The potential of maculalactone A as a 'natural' marine anti-fouling agent (i.e. as an alternative to environmentally-damaging copper- and tin-based anti-fouling paints) was investigated after achieving a gram-scale synthesis of this compound. Preliminary field trials with anti-fouling paints which contained synthetic maculalactone A as the active principle have confirmed that this compound seems to have a specific activity against molluscan settlers. © Springer 2005.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1568-7767en_HK
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dc.subjectAnti-fouling painten_HK
dc.subjectChemical defenseen_HK
dc.subjectMarine chemical ecologyen_HK
dc.subjectMarine natural productsen_HK
dc.titleChemistry and biology of maculalactone A from the marine cyanobacterium Kyrtuthrix maculansen_HK
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