Bioactive properties of extracts from Australian dorid nudibranchs

Gunthorpe L. and Cameron A.M. (1987) Bioactive properties of extracts from Australian dorid nudibranchs. Marine Biology, 94 1: 39-43. doi:10.1007/BF00392898


Author Gunthorpe L.
Cameron A.M.
Title Bioactive properties of extracts from Australian dorid nudibranchs
Journal name Marine Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-3162
Publication date 1987-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00392898
Volume 94
Issue 1
Start page 39
End page 43
Total pages 5
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Abstract Specimens of 21 species of dorid nudibranchs were collected off Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, in 1984, and extracts were assayed against a variety of test organisms (bacteria, fungi, crustacean nauplii, a fish and a mammal). Antimicrobial activity was present in extracts of 80% of the 21 species assayed and in each of the five families investigated (Chromodorididae, Aegeridae, Phyllidiidae, Dorididae, and Dendrodorididae). This result adds the families Aegeridae, Phyllidiidae and Dendrodorididae to those with species known to possess such activity. Extracts of 18 of the 21 species possessed ichthyotoxins. This result adds the families Aegeridae, Dorididae and Dendrodorididae to those with species known to possess such activity. Further, extracts of 10 species (of 13 species tested) were toxic to mice and two of these 10 were toxic to Artemia sp. nauplii.
Q-Index Code C1
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