Widespread occurrence of mycosporine-like amino acid compounds in scleractinians from French Polynesia

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 A survey of 23 species of scleractinians, belonging to seven families and 8 genera, collected from two different areas in French Polynesia, showed that all specimens possessed between four and seven UV-absorbing compounds, identified as mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs). In all, 11 different MAAs molecules were found, of which two were previously unknown… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s003380050071

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