Antimicrobial activity of the reef sponge Amphimedon viridis from the Red Sea: evidence for selective toxicity

@article{Kelman2001AntimicrobialAO,
  title={Antimicrobial activity of the reef sponge Amphimedon viridis from the Red Sea: evidence for selective toxicity},
  author={D. Kelman and Y. Kashman and E. Rosenberg and M. Ilan and Ilan Ifrach and Y. Loya},
  journal={Aquatic Microbial Ecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={24},
  pages={9-16}
}
Living benthic marine organisms such as sponges and corals are frequently colonized by bacteria that may be pathogenic to them. One of the means by which they are able to combat micro- bial attack is by chemical defense. We tested the activity of crude organic extracts of 11 dominant Red Sea reef sponges against a panel of bacteria isolated from their natural environment. Amphimedon viridis (Keller) exhibited the highest antimicrobial activity. Bioassay-directed fractionation resulted in the… Expand
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