Re: Diterpenes - what are they?

July 27, 2002
From: Edwin Cruz-Rivera

Although a little late, here's a reference that may help clarify the role of terpenes and how they relate to slugs and other consumers:

• Paul, V.J., Cruz-Rivera, E. and R.W. Thacker. 2001. Chemical mediation of macroalgal-herbivore interactions: ecological and evolutionary perspectives. In: Marine Chemical Ecology, J. McClintock and W. Baker (eds.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp.227-265.


Cruz-Rivera, E., 2002 (Jul 27) Re: Diterpenes - what are they?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Edwin,
Additions, comments, etc are never too late
Bill Rudman


Chemical ecology

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