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Global Diversity of Sponges (Porifera)
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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. Expand
Ecology of Antarctic Marine Sponges: An Overview1
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Colation in Antarctic sponges may be the result of relict pigments originally selected for aposematism or UV screens yet conserved because of their defensive properties, supported by the bioactive properties of pigments examined to date in a suite of common Antarctic spongees. Expand
Molecular evidence of cryptic speciation in the "cosmopolitan" excavating sponge Cliona celata (Porifera, Clionaidae).
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It is demonstrated that overconservative systematic traditions but also morphological stasis have led to genetic complexity going undetected and that a DNA-assisted taxonomy may play a key role in uncovering the hidden diversity in this taxonomic group. Expand
Phylogenetic Relationships of the Marine Haplosclerida (Phylum Porifera) Employing Ribosomal (28S rRNA) and Mitochondrial (cox1, nad1) Gene Sequence Data
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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. Expand
Global Coordination and Standardisation in Marine Biodiversity through the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) and Related Databases
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The scale of the problems with species names, synonyms, and their classification is illustrated, and how WoRMS publishes online quality assured information on marine species is described to show increased taxonomic efficiency and quality control in marine biodiversity research and management. Expand
Isolation of azaspiracid-2 from a marine sponge Echinoclathria sp. as a potent cytotoxin.
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A combination of HPLC using ODS, GS320, and Phenylhexyl stationary phases permitted the purification without using acid or inorganic additives in the mobile phase of Azaspiracid-2 to exhibit potent cytotoxicity against P388 cells. Expand
From anti-fouling to biofilm inhibition: new cytotoxic secondary metabolites from two Indonesian Agelas sponges.
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Chemical investigation of Indonesian marine sponges Agelas linnaei and A. nakamurai afforded 24 alkaloid derivatives representing either bromopyrrole or diterpene alkaloids including 11 new natural products with the latter exhibiting unusual functionalities. Expand
Caminoside A, an antimicrobial glycolipid isolated from the marine sponge Caminus sphaeroconia.
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The structure of caminoside A was elucidated by analysis of spectroscopic data and chemical degradation of the extract of the marine sponge Caminus sphaeroconia. Expand
Speculation with spiculation?--Three independent gene fragments and biochemical characters versus morphology in demosponge higher classification.
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It is shown how spongees with fundamentally different skeletons can be in fact closely related and discussed examples of the misleading nature of morphological systematics in sponges. Expand
Horny sponges and their affairs: on the phylogenetic relationships of keratose sponges.
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This work used molecular data to validate the coherence of all recognised orders, families and subfamilies that are currently defined using morphological characteristics, and established the name Verongimorpha for the clade combining verongid, chondrosid and halisarcid taxa and readjust the content of its sister-clade Keratosa. Expand
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