Effects of Toxic Compounds in Montipora capitata on Exogenous and Endogenous Zooxanthellae Performance and Fertilization Success

@inproceedings{Hagedorn2015EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of Toxic Compounds in Montipora capitata on Exogenous and Endogenous Zooxanthellae Performance and Fertilization Success},
  author={Mary Hagedorn and A. Vallely Farrell and Virginia M. Carter and Nikolas Zuchowicz and Erika C. Johnston and Jacqueline L. Padilla-Gami{\~n}o and Sarath P. Gunasekera and Valerie Paul},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Studies have identified chemicals within the stony coral genus Montipora that have significant biological activities. For example, Montiporic acids A and B and other compounds have been isolated from the adult tissue and eggs of Montipora spp. and have displayed antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity in cultured cells. The ecological role of these toxic compounds is currently unclear. This study examines the role these toxins play in reproduction. Toxins were found in the eggs and larvae of… CONTINUE READING

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