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Palatability and chemical defences of benthic cyanobacteria to a suite of herbivores

Capper, Angela; Erickson, Amy; Ritson-Williams, Raphael; Becerro, Mikel; Arthur, Karen; Paul, Valerie

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Nuisance blooms of toxic cyanobacteria are a common occurrence in many tropical and subtropical locations. Benthic marine cyanobacteria of the genera Lyngbya, Okeania, and Moorea are frequently observed in both Florida and throughout the Caribbean, sometimes forming large mats, and are prolific producers of bioactive secondary metabolites that often act as feeding deterrents to generalist herbivores. Little is known regarding the ecological roles of the secondary metabolite chemistry and the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103415
Source: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2015.09.008

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