Antibiotic Activity of some Marine Algae of Puerto Rico

Antibiotic Activity of some Marine Algae of Puerto Rico P A U L R. B U R K H O L D E R , L I L L I A N M. B U R K H O L D E R and LUIS R . A L M O D O V A R Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Institute of Marine Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, U.S.A. With 4 figures Received: March, 2, 1960 Antibiotics of marine organisms have received little attention up to the present, in comparison wlth the antimkrobial substances produced by land organisms. Whereas, during the past decade thousands of papers were published about the inhibitory products of terrigenous microbes, only about a score of contributkms have appeared on various aspects of aquatic antibiotks. For the purpose of orientation, a few representativepapers dealing with antimicrobial substances in aquatic organisms will be discussed here briefly. Among early contributions to the Hterature on algal antibiotics was the series of papers by P r a t t and colleagues, who described the production and activity of the fatty acid chlorellin, that accumulates in cultures of the green alga Chlorella vulgaris (See P r a t t , 1948). Another interesting http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Botanica Marina de Gruyter

Antibiotic Activity of some Marine Algae of Puerto Rico

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de Gruyter
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Walter de Gruyter
ISSN
0006-8055
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1437-4323
DOI
10.1515/botm.1960.2.1-2.149
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P A U L R. B U R K H O L D E R , L I L L I A N M. B U R K H O L D E R and LUIS R . A L M O D O V A R Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Institute of Marine Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, U.S.A. With 4 figures Received: March, 2, 1960 Antibiotics of marine organisms have received little attention up to the present, in comparison wlth the antimkrobial substances produced by land organisms. Whereas, during the past decade thousands of papers were published about the inhibitory products of terrigenous microbes, only about a score of contributkms have appeared on various aspects of aquatic antibiotks. For the purpose of orientation, a few representativepapers dealing with antimicrobial substances in aquatic organisms will be discussed here briefly. Among early contributions to the Hterature on algal antibiotics was the series of papers by P r a t t and colleagues, who described the production and activity of the fatty acid chlorellin, that accumulates in cultures of the green alga Chlorella vulgaris (See P r a t t , 1948). Another interesting

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Botanica Marinade Gruyter

Published: Jan 1, 1960

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