English   español  
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/56285
Share/Impact:
Statistics
logo share SHARE logo core CORE   Add this article to your Mendeley library MendeleyBASE

Visualizar otros formatos: MARC | Dublin Core | RDF | ORE | MODS | METS | DIDL
Exportar a otros formatos:
Title

In situ aquaculture methods for Dysidea avara (demospongiae, porifera) in the Northwestern Mediterranean

AuthorsDe Caralt, S. ; Sánchez-Fontenla, J.; Uriz, María Jesús ; Uriz, María Jesús ; Wijffels, R. H.
KeywordsBioactivity
Secondary metabolites
Sponge culture
Growth
Survival
Issue Date2010
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
CitationMarine Drugs 8 (6) : 1731-1742 (2010)
AbstractMarine sponges produce secondary metabolites that can be used as a natural source for the design of new drugs and cosmetics. There is, however, a supply problem with these natural substances for research and eventual commercialisation of the products. In situ sponge aquaculture is nowadays one of the most reliable methods to supply pharmaceutical companies with sufficient quantities of the target compound. In this study, we focus on the aquaculture of the sponge Dysidea avara (Schmidt, 1862), which produces avarol, a sterol with interesting pharmaceutical attributes. The soft consistency of this species makes the traditional culture method based on holding explants on ropes unsuitable. We have tested alternative culture methods for D. avara and optimized the underwater structures to hold the sponges to be used in aquaculture. Explants of this sponge were mounted on horizontal ropes, inside small cages or glued to substrates. Culture efficiency was evaluated by determination of sponge survival, growth rates, and bioactivity (as an indication of production of the target metabolite). While the cage method was the best method for explant survival, the glue method was the best one for explant growth and the rope method for bioactivity.
Description12 páginas, 5 figuras.
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md8061731
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/56285
DOI10.3390/md8061731
ISSN1660-3397
E-ISSN1660-3397
Appears in Collections:(CEAB) Artículos
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
marinedrugs-08-01731.pdf355,04 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open
Show full item record
Review this work
 

Related articles:


WARNING: Items in Digital.CSIC are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.