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Botanica Marina

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Volume 51, Issue 5 (Oct 2008)

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Antifeedant, antibacterial, and antilarval compounds from the South China Sea seagrass Enhalus acoroides

Shu-Hua Qi
  • 1Key Laboratory of Marine Bio-Resources' Sustainable Utilization, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Marine Materia Medica, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 164 West Xingang Road, Guangzhou 510301, PR China
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  • 2Key Laboratory of Marine Bio-Resources' Sustainable Utilization, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Marine Materia Medica, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 164 West Xingang Road, Guangzhou 510301, PR China
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  • 3Department of Biology – CML, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clearwater Bay, KLN, Hong Kong, PR China
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  • 4Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanhai Road 7, Qingdao 266071, China
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Abstract

We investigated chemical constituents and the antifeedant, antibacterial, and antilarval activities of EtOH (ethanol) extracts of the South China Sea seagrass Enhalus acoroides. Eleven pure compounds including four flavonoids and five steroids were obtained. Among these compounds, three flavonoids were antifeedant against second-instar larvae of Spodoptera litura, two flavonoids had antibacterial activity towards several marine bacteria, and one flavonoid showed strong antilarval activity against Bugula neritina larvae. This is the first description of isolation and bioactivity of secondary metabolites from E. acoroides.

Keywords: bioactivity; chemical constituents; Enhalus acoroides; seagrass

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Received: 2007-11-01

Accepted: 2008-06-19

Published in Print: 2008-10-01


Citation Information: Botanica Marina, ISSN (Online) 1437-4323, ISSN (Print) 0006-8055, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/BOT.2008.054.

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