A sequestered soft coral diterpene in the aeolid nudibranch Phyllodesmium guamensis Avila, Ballesteros, Slattery, Starmer and Paul

@article{Slattery1998ASS,
  title={A sequestered soft coral diterpene in the aeolid nudibranch Phyllodesmium guamensis Avila, Ballesteros, Slattery, Starmer and Paul},
  author={M. Slattery and C. {\'A}vila and J. Starmer and V. Paul},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={226},
  pages={33-49}
}
Abstract The aeolid nudibranch Phyllodesmium guamensis Avila, Ballesteros, Slattery, Starmer and Paul, was found actively grazing the soft corals Sinularia maxima ( Verseveldt, 1971 ), S. polydactyla (Ehrenberg, 1834) and S. sp. on Guam. The nudibranchs exhibited a clear chemotactic preference for pieces of the soft corals when compared to control tissues which were extracted of virtually all nonpolar and polar organic metabolites. They also showed soft coral species-specificity for S. maxima… Expand
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