Interspecific differences in fouling of two congeneric ascidians Eudistoma olivaceum and E. capsulatum: is surface acidity an effective defense.Report as inadecuate


 Interspecific differences in fouling of two congeneric ascidians Eudistoma olivaceum and E. capsulatum: is surface acidity an effective defense.


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Type of Resource: text

Genre: article

Issuance: single unit

Date Issued: 1989

Publisher: Springer

Extent: 8 p.

Physical Description: pdf

Language(s): English

Identifier: 3333136 (digitool), FADT3333136 (IID), fau:6248 (fedora)

Note(s): Ascidian specimens were collected from the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, USA, in November 1987. Eudistoma olivaceum (Van Name) was fouled by only two species of epifaunal invertebrates and the percent cover of epibionts was negligible. Colonies of E. capsulatum (Van Name) were fouled by up to 17 species of epifaunal invertebrates, epibionts covered an average of 12.5% of the surface area of these colonies. Extracts of E. olivaceum exhibited potent cytotoxic, antimicrobial and antiviral activity in laboratory bioassays, while the activity of extracts of E. capsulatum was insignificant.This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available at http://www.springerlink.com and may be cited as: Davis, A. R., & Wright, A. E. (1989). Interspecific differences in fouling of two congeneric ascidians (Eudistoma olivaceum and E. capsulatum): is surface acidity an effective defense? Marine Biology, 102(4), 491-497. doi:10.1007/BF00438350Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #686.

Subject(s): AscidiansEpibiosisFouling

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3333136

Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00438350

Restrictions on Access: ©1989 Springer

Owner Institution: FAU



Author: Davis, A. R., creator Wright, A. E., creator

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A6248



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