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Status and perspective of sponge chemosystematics
Erpenbeck, D.; van Soest, R.W. (2007). Status and perspective of sponge chemosystematics. Mar. Biotechnol. 9(1): 2-19. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10126-005-6109-7
In: Marine Biotechnology. Springer-Verlag: New York. ISSN 1436-2228, more
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Keywords
    Bioactive compounds; Chemotaxonomy; Sponges; Porifera [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Erpenbeck, D.
  • van Soest, R.W., more

Abstract
    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.

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