|Status and perspective of sponge chemosystematics|In: Marine Biotechnology. Springer-Verlag: New York. ISSN 1436-2228, more
Bioactive compounds; Chemotaxonomy; Sponges; Porifera [WoRMS]; Marine
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- Erpenbeck, D.
- van Soest, R.W., more
In addition to their pharmaceutical applications, sponges are an important source of compounds that are used to elucidate classification patterns and phylogenetic relationships. Here we present a review and outlook on chemosystematics in sponges in seven sections: Secondary metabolites in sponges; Further applications of bioactive compound research in sponges; Sponge chemotaxonomy; Pitfalls of sponge chemotaxonomy; The chemotaxonomic suitability of sponge compounds; Potential synapomorphic markers in sponges; and The future of sponge chemotaxonomy.