Isolation of halimedatrial: chemical defense adaptation in the calcareous reef-building alga halimeda.

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Halimedatrial, a structurally unprecedented diterpenoid trialdehyde, has been identified as the major secondary metabolite in six species of the calcareous reef-building alga Halimeda. In laboratory bioassays, halimedatrial is toxic toward reef fishes, significantly reduces feeding in herbivorous fishes, and has cytotoxic and antimicrobial activities. The… (More)

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@article{Paul1983IsolationOH, title={Isolation of halimedatrial: chemical defense adaptation in the calcareous reef-building alga halimeda.}, author={Varghese Paul and William Fenical}, journal={Science}, year={1983}, volume={221 4612}, pages={747-9} }