Activated chemical defenses in tropical versus temperate seaweeds

  title={Activated chemical defenses in tropical versus temperate seaweeds},
  author={Giancarlo L. Cetrulo and Mark E Hay},
Chemical defenses that are rapidly activated in response to injury have been reported in numerous species of vascular plants, but activated chemical defense has been demonstrated for only 1 genus of seaweed. To investigate the frequency of potential activated chemical defenses in seaweeds and to determine if there are geographic differences in the frequency of theses, we conducted urchin and fish feeding assays using chemical extracts from 42 species of temperate or tropical seaweeds that were… CONTINUE READING

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