Transfer of secondary metabolites from the spongesDysidea fragilis andPleraplysilla spinifera to the mantle dermal formations (MDFs) of the mudibranchHypserlodoris webbi

Abstract

The opisthobranch molluscHypselodoris webbi is able to select, among its potential preys, sponges chemically rich in furanosesquiterpenoids. The sequestered secondary metabolites act as defensive allomones against predators and are accumulated in some dorsal glands (MDFs). This transfer from sponges to MDFs has been proven by maintainingH. webbi together with some selected sponges in an aquarium for a prolonged period.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01920760

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@article{Fontana2005TransferOS, title={Transfer of secondary metabolites from the spongesDysidea fragilis andPleraplysilla spinifera to the mantle dermal formations (MDFs) of the mudibranchHypserlodoris webbi}, author={Anna Fontana and Fernando Gim{\'e}nez and Alejandro Mar{\'i}n and Ernesto Mollo and Guido Cimino}, journal={Experientia}, year={2005}, volume={50}, pages={510-516} }