Two Mediterranean species of Dendrodoris nudibranchs have elaborated a very sophisticated defensive strategy against predators, involving the denovo biosynthesis of a series of drimane sesquiterpenoids, some of which are strongly ichthyodeterrent. Anatomical distribution of the drimane terpenoids in different sections and egg masses of the mollusc is reported, together with further studies aimed at finding out how the animals are protected against the noxious effects of their own allomones.

Drimane Sesquiterpenoids In Mediterranean Dendrodoris Nudibranchs : Anatomical Distribution and Biological Role

SPINELLA, Aldo
1991

Abstract

Two Mediterranean species of Dendrodoris nudibranchs have elaborated a very sophisticated defensive strategy against predators, involving the denovo biosynthesis of a series of drimane sesquiterpenoids, some of which are strongly ichthyodeterrent. Anatomical distribution of the drimane terpenoids in different sections and egg masses of the mollusc is reported, together with further studies aimed at finding out how the animals are protected against the noxious effects of their own allomones.
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