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Discovery of New Hydrothermal Activity and Chemosynthetic Fauna on the Central Indian Ridge at 18°–20°S
Two newly discovered hydrothermal vent fields, the Dodo and Solitaire fields, which are located in the Central Indian Ridge (CIR) segments 16 and 15, respectively, are reported, with new findings into the biodiversity and biogeography of vent-endemic ecosystems in the Indian Ocean.
High Connectivity of Animal Populations in Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Fields in the Central Indian Ridge Relevant to Its Geological Setting
It is proposed that geological background, such as spreading rate which determines distance among vent fields, is related to the larval dispersal and population establishment of vent-endemic animal species, and may play an important role in controlling connectivity among populations within a biogeographical province.
The marine green and brown algae of Rodrigues (Mauritius, Indian Ocean)
The marine benthic green and brown macroalgae of Rodrigues, collected during an expedition in October 2001, are documented and 18 of the 60 taxa of Chlorophyta and Phaeophyceae are illustrated.
Fluid chemistry in the Solitaire and Dodo hydrothermal fields of the Central Indian Ridge
Fluid chemistry and microbial community patterns in chimney habitats were investigated in two hydrothermal fields located at the Central Indian Ridge. Endmember hydrothermal fluid of the Solitaire…
Acetylcholinesterase‐Inhibitory Activities of the Extracts from Sponges Collected in Mauritius Waters
- Girish Beedessee, A. Ramanjooloo, Rashmee Surnam-Boodhun, Rob W. M. van Soest, D. Marie
- Biology, ChemistryChemistry & biodiversity
- 1 March 2013
The potential of marine sponges as a source of pharmaceutical leads against neurodegenerative diseases is demonstrated and the inhibitory kinetics of the extracts are found to display mixed competitive/noncompetitive inhibition and associated their inhibitory activity partly to terpenoids.
Marine natural products research in Mauritius: Progress and challenges
Cytotoxic activities of hexane, ethyl acetate and butanol extracts of marine sponges from Mauritian Waters on human cancer cell lines.
Endemic Asteraceae from Mauritius Islands as Potential Phytomedicines
The present study aimed at validating the phytomedicinal properties of selected species from the Asteraceae family, namely Psiadia arguta (Pa), Psiadia viscosa (Pv) Psiadia lithospermifolia (Pl) ,…
Evaluation of hexane and ethyl acetate extracts of the sponge Jaspis diastra collected from Mauritius Waters on HeLa cells
- Girish Beedessee, A. Ramanjooloo, D. Marie
- BiologyThe Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology
- 1 September 2014
The cytotoxic effect of the hexane (JDH) and ethyl acetate extracts (JDE) of the marine sponge Jaspis diastra were evaluated on HeLa cells and their possible mechanism of cell death was determined.
Phylogeography of hydrothermal vent stalked barnacles: a new species fills a gap in the Indian Ocean ‘dispersal corridor’ hypothesis
- H. Watanabe, Chong Chen, D. Marie, K. Takai, K. Fujikura, B. Chan
- Biology, Environmental ScienceRoyal Society Open Science
- 1 April 2018
It is shown morphologically that Neolepas specimens collected from the South West Indian Ridge, the South East Indian Ridge and the Central Indian Ridge belong to the new species, and suggested that diagnostic characters in Eolepadidae should be based mainly on more reliable arthropodal characters and DNA barcoding.