Assessment of Chemical Impact of Invasive Bryozoan Pectinatella magnifica on the Environment: Cytotoxicity and Antimicrobial Activity of P. magnifica Extracts

  title={Assessment of Chemical Impact of Invasive Bryozoan Pectinatella magnifica on the Environment: Cytotoxicity and Antimicrobial Activity of P. magnifica Extracts},
  author={Peter Kollar and Karel {\vS}mejkal and Hana Salmonova and Eva Vlkov{\'a} and Olga Lep{\vs}ov{\'a}-Sk{\'a}celov{\'a} and Zuzana Balounov{\'a} and Josef Rajchard and Josef Cva{\vc}ka and Libor Ja{\vs}a and Pavel Babica and Jiř{\'i} Pazourek},
Pectinatella magnifica, an invasive bryozoan, might significantly affect ecosystem balance due to its massive occurrence in many areas in Europe and other parts of the world. Biological and chemical analyses are needed to get complete information about the impact of the animal on the environment. In this paper, we aimed to evaluate in vitro cytotoxic effects of five extracts prepared from P. magnifica using LDH assay on THP-1 cell line. Antimicrobial activities of extracts against 22 different… 

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