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Isolation of a Marine Invertebrate Metamorphosis-Inducing Kairomone

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Title:Isolation of a Marine Invertebrate Metamorphosis-Inducing Kairomone
Authors:Burkert, Clarissa
Contributors:Scheuer, Paul (advisor)
Hadfield, Michael (advisor)
Chemistry (department)
Date Issued:15 Jan 2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:Partial isolation of a compound elaborated by the stony coral Porites compressa, which induces metamorphosis in the nudibranch Phestilla sibogae, has been achieved. The kairomone is a small (M.W.<500) neutral, water soluble molecule, of probable composition C21H23N3O2. It is obtained by freeze- drying the aqueous extract of the live coral. The resulting powder is subjected to prolonged methanol extraction, which produces an active precipitate. Desalting, followed by thinĀ­ layer chromatography yields the active component, partially pure.
Pages/Duration:iii, 15 pages
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