Marine Natural Products

Marine Natural Products

Chemical and Biological Perspectives

1st Edition - April 28, 1981

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  • Editor: Paul J. Scheuer
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271927

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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


    General 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


    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


    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


    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


    Appendix Register of Known Compounds


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  • No. of pages: 214
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: April 28, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271927

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Paul J. Scheuer

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