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Cárdenas, P. (2016). Who Produces Ianthelline? The Arctic Sponge Stryphnus fortis or its Sponge Epibiont Hexadella dedritifera: a Probable Case of Sponge-Sponge Contamination. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 42 (4), 339–347.
Who Produces Ianthelline? The Arctic Sponge <i>Stryphnus fortis</i> or its Sponge Epibiont <i>Hexadella dedritifera</i>: a Probable Case of Sponge-Sponge Contamination
Journal of Chemical Ecology
42 (4), 339–347
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The bromotyrosine derivative ianthelline was isolated recently from the Atlantic boreo-arctic deep-sea sponge Stryphnus fortis, and shown to have clear antitumor and antifouling effects. However, chemosystematics, field observations, and targeted metabolic analyses (using UPLC-MS) suggest that ianthelline is not produced by S. fortis but by Hexadella dedritifera, a sponge that commonly grows on S. fortis. This case highlights the importance of combining taxonomic and ecological knowledge to the field of sponge natural products research.
Atlantic Ocean (without specification)