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Item Description Doty, Maxwell S. en_US Aguilar-Santos, Gertrudes en_US 2008-11-27T00:19:15Z 2008-11-27T00:19:15Z 1970-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Doty MS, Aguilar-Santos G. 1970. Transfer of toxic algal substances in marine food chains. Pac Sci 24(3): 351-355. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.description.abstract Alcoholic and ether extracts of obligate herbivores, omnivores, and detritus feeders common on Caulerpa or in its communities were found, via comparative, and sometimes quantitative, thin-layer chromatography, to contain varying amounts of caulerpicin, caulerpin, palmitic acid, and ß-sitosterol or to lack them. Cerithium and soft corals, which may be either omnivores or carnivores, on occasion contain caulerpicin. The crustacean detritus feeders did not seem to preserve either caulerpicin or caulerpin. It seems well demonstrated that caulerpicin and caulerpin, which, as produced by Caulerpa, are physiologically active and toxic to rats and mice, respectively, are transferred along the food chains and concentrated in the process at least in some herbivores. en_US
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dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.title Transfer of Toxic Algal Substances in Marine Food Chains en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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