September 26, 2007
From: Margherita Gavagnin
Following your suggestion, here is a list of the most recently published papers on the chemistry of opisthobranchs by our group.
We have some other manuscripts in revision. I'll let you know when these articles are published.
W. Zhang, M. Gavagnin, Y.-W. Guo, E. Mollo, M. T. Ghiselin and G. Cimino. (2007) Terpenoid metabolites of the nudibranch Hexabranchus sanguineus from the South China Sea. Tetrahedron, 63: 4725-4729.
M. Gavagnin, M. Carbone, P. Amodeo, E. Mollo, R. M. Vitale, V. Roussis and G. Cimino. (2007) Structure and absolute stereochemistry of syphonoside: a unique macrocyclic glycoterpenoid from marine organisms.
J. Org. Chem., 72: 5625-5630.
E. Manzo, M. Gavagnin, G. Bifulco, P. Cimino, S. Di Micco, M. L. Ciavatta, Y.-W. Guo, and G. Cimino. (2007) Aplysiols A and B, squalene-derived polyethers from the mantle of the sea hare Aplysia dactylomela. Tetrahedron, 63: 9970-9978.
Dr. M. Gavagnin
Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Via Campi Flegrei, 34
80078 - Pozzuoli (Naples), ITALY
email@example.comGavagnin, M., 2007 (Sep 26) New papers on chemistry of opisthobranchs. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20811
The study of secondary metabolites in opisthobranchs is certainly a powerful tool linking particular species to their food items. Your paper (Gavagnin et al., 2007) sugetsing that the sea hare Syphonota geographica feeds on the sea grass Halophila stipulacea is particularly interesting because sea hares are usually thought to feed on algae rather than sea grasses.
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