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Global Diversity of Sponges (Porifera)
Results obtained demonstrate that regional approaches to analytical biogeography are at present more likely to achieve insights into the biogeographic history of sponges than a global perspective, which appears currently too ambitious.
Reconstructing ordinal relationships in the Demospongiae using mitochondrial genomic data.
Characterization of a Culturable Alphaproteobacterial Symbiont Common to Many Marine Sponges and Evidence for Vertical Transmission via Sponge Larvae
This is the first report of the successful culture of a bacterial symbiont of a sponge that is transferred through the gametes and densely associated with the larvae rather than being evenly distributed throughout the mesohyl.
Mitochondrial genomes of two demosponges provide insights into an early stage of animal evolution.
The findings suggest that the evolution of the typical metazoan mtDNA has been a multistep process in which the compact genome organization and the reduced gene content were established prior to the reduction of tRNA and rRNA structures and the introduction of multiple changes of the translation code.
Silicon isotopic fractionation in marine sponges: A new model for understanding silicon isotopic variations in sponges
Mirabamides A-D, depsipeptides from the sponge Siliquariaspongia mirabilis that inhibit HIV-1 fusion.
- A. Plaza, E. Gustchina, Heather L. Baker, M. Kelly, C. Bewley
- Chemistry, BiologyJournal of natural products
- 27 October 2007
Four new cyclic depsipeptides termed mirabamides A-D (1-4) have been isolated from the marine sponge Siliquariaspongia mirabilis and shown to potently inhibit HIV-1 fusion and demonstrate that these peptides can act at the early stages of HIV- 1 entry.
Phylogenetic Relationships of the Marine Haplosclerida (Phylum Porifera) Employing Ribosomal (28S rRNA) and Mitochondrial (cox1, nad1) Gene Sequence Data
Gene trees generated using 28S rRNA, nad1 and cox1 gene data, under maximum likelihood and Bayesian approaches, are highly congruent and suggest the presence of four clades of marine Haplosclerida.
Sponge Grounds as Key Marine Habitats: A Synthetic Review of Types, Structure, Functional Roles, and Conservation Concerns
This study has benefitted from funding from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada for Discovery and Ship Time grants to SPL.
Spatial and Temporal Variability of Cytotoxic Metabolites in Populations of the New Zealand Sponge Mycale hentscheli
- M. Page, L. West, P. Northcote, C. Battershill, M. Kelly
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Chemical Ecology
- 27 May 2005
Intraspecific variation in the composition of three cytotoxic secondary metabolites from the New Zealand marine sponge Mycale hentscheli collected at two sites in central New Zealand was quantified…
Salmahyrtisol A, a novel cytotoxic sesterterpene from the Red Sea sponge Hyrtios erecta.
The lipophilic partition of a methanol extract of the Red Sea sponge Hyrtios erecta yielded a novel pentacyclic sesterterpene ester salmahyrtisol A, which shows significant cytotoxicity to murine leukemia, human lung carcinoma, and human colon carcinoma.