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A comparison between two brine shrimp assays to detect in vitro cytotoxicity in marine natural products
The results seem consistent with the correlation previously established between cytotoxicity and brine shrimp lethality in plant extracts, and are suggested to be used simultaneously to test natural marine products for pharmacological activity. Expand
Environmental status of the Gulf of California: A review of responses to climate change and climate variability
Abstract The Gulf of California (GC) is a unique large marine ecosystem characterized by its rich biodiversity, high biological productivity and endemism of marine life, which are the basis ofExpand
Effect of natural sedimentation on the structure of tropical rocky sponge assemblages
The results suggest that the changes in the sponge assemblages may be due partly to great fluctuations in sediment deposition produced by a change in the direction of the dominant winds during the transition from the drought to the rainy season. Expand
Chemical and mechanical bioerosion of boring sponges from Mexican Pacific coral reefs
Species richness and frequency of invasion by boring sponges on living colonies of Pocillopora spp. Expand
Taxonomy and description of clionaid sponges (Hadromerida, Clionaidae) from the Pacific Ocean of Mexico
A large collection of clionaid sponges collected from the Pacific coast of Mexico was studied, and 15 species belonging to four genera were identified, and the main characteristics have been evaluated from a taxonomic point of view in order to discriminate between species. Expand
Isopod fauna, excluding Epicaridea, from the Strait of Gibraltar and nearby areas (Southern Iberian Peninsula)
A total of 42 isopod species from the Strait of Gibraltar and nearby areas were found, including the first record of Munna fabricii, Monodanthura maroccana, Campecopea hirsute , and NatatolanaExpand
Boring sponges and the modeling of coral reefs in the east Pacific Ocean
The results showed that reef margins had a significantly higher infestation level than the platforms, and the infestation of coral frameworks by sponges was significantly higher in the margin at both reefs studied and on the platform of LE, where the availability of exposed carbonate substrate was higher. Expand
Boring sponges, an increasing threat for coral reefs affected by bleaching events
The eastern coral reefs affected by bleaching phenomena, mainly provoked by El Niño, present a high diversity and abundance of boring sponges, which are weakening the union of the colony with the reef framework and promoting their dislodgment. Expand
Culture of Explants from the Sponge Mycale cecilia to Obtain Bioactive Mycalazal-Type Metabolites
Results demonstrate that in-sea aquaculture of M. cecilia is a viable method for supplying the amounts of mycalazal-type compounds needed to advance the studies on their bioactivity. Expand
Effects of environmental stress on ascidian populations in Algeciras Bay southern Spain Possible marine bioindicators
The distribution and abundance of littoral ascidians were analyzed with respect to the possible relationships with environmental stress and some species, such as Ciona intestinalis, could be categorized as species very sensitive to stress, as well as ind~cators of good conditions. Expand