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Localization of the amathamide alkaloids in surface bacteria of Amathia wilsoni Kirkpatrick, 1888 (Bryozoa: Ctenostomata)

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Walls, JT and Blackman, AJ and Ritz, DA, Localization of the amathamide alkaloids in surface bacteria of Amathia wilsoni Kirkpatrick, 1888 (Bryozoa: Ctenostomata), Hydrobiologia, 297, (2) pp. 163-172. ISSN 0018-8158 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF00017482

Abstract

The marine bryozoan Amathia wilsoni contains several brominated secondary metabolites, the alkaloid amathamides A-F. Energy dispersive X-ray analysis coupled with scanning electron microscopy was used to localise bromine in sections of Amathia wilsoni. Bromine concentrations higher than background levels were only found on the surface of the bryozoan and not within any of the different internal cell types. The correlation between bromine levels and a rod-shaped bacterium, ubiquitous to the tip region, points to the bacterium being closely associated with the range of amathamides found in Amathia wilsoni. © 1995 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Walls, JT (Professor Justin Walls)
Author:Blackman, AJ (Dr Adrian Blackman)
Author:Ritz, DA (Associate Professor David Ritz)
ID Code:6158
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:Anatomy and Physiology
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25
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