Marine Natural Products - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126240047, 9781483271927

Marine Natural Products

1st Edition

Chemical and Biological Perspectives

Editors: Paul J. Scheuer
eBook ISBN: 9781483271927
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 1981
Page Count: 214
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Marine Natural Products: Chemical and Biological Perspectives, Volume IV is a collection of papers that provides critical reviews, research findings, and new perspectives in the field of marine research. The book deals with the developments in marine natural products research. Chapters in the volume present papers discussing such subject as blue-green algal metabolites; guanidine derivatives and phenols; and the examination of the wide-ranging bases and far-reaching consequences of marine natural product research. Marine biologists, biochemists, and pharmacologists will find the book a good reference material.

Table of Contents

Contents Contributors General Preface Preface Contents of Previous Volumes Chapter 1 Constituents of Blue-Green Algae I. Introduction II. Pigments III. Toxins IV. Fatty Acids, Acetogenins, and Related Compounds V. Volatile Constituents VI. Isoprenoids and Sterols VII. Nitrogenous Compounds References Chapter 2 Guanidine Derivatives I. Simple Linear Guanidine Derivatives II. Phosphagens III. Acarnidines and Polyandrocarpidines IV. Oroidin and Related Compounds V. Aplysinopsine VI. Zoanthoxanthins VII. Tetrodotoxin and Saxitoxins VIII. Other Cyclic Compounds IX. Cypridina Luciferin X. Conclusion References Chapter 3 Phenolic Substances I. Introduction II. Shikimic Acid-Derived Simple Phenols III. Oligophenols IV. Acetate-Derived Phenols V. Mevalonate-Derived Phenols VI. Polyprenyl Phenols Appendix: Phyletic Distribution of Phenolic Substances References Chapter 4 Marine Chemical Ecology: The Roles of Chemical Communication and Chemical Pollution I. Introduction II. Definitions and General Considerations III. Antibiosis in the Marine Environment IV. Marine Sterols and Their Kairomonal Position V. Ecology of Some Growth Factors in Plankton, Macroalgae, Sediment, and Seawater VI. Examples of Ecotoxicology of the Oceans VII. Concluding Remarks References Appendix Register of Known Compounds Index


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