Structure and biosynthesis of marine algal oxylipins.

  title={Structure and biosynthesis of marine algal oxylipins.},
  author={William H Gerwick},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1211 3},
Diverse marine life, including algae, sponges, molluscs, corals, tunicates, and bacteria, have been found to possess a variety of structurally unique oxylipins. The algae are the best characterized of these organisms for their oxylipins, which have now been described from more than 30 species representing the three major groups of macrophytic algae (Rhodophyta = reds, Chlorophyta = greens, and Phaeophyceae = browns). A number of recent studies have sought to understand the biosynthetic origin… CONTINUE READING