Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Seasonal variation of antifouling activities of marine algae from the Brittany Coast (France)

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Claire Hellio, Dr Jean-Philippe Marechal, Professor Tony Clare

Downloads

Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


Abstract

The antifouling activity of extracts (aqueous, ethanol, and dichloromethane) of 9 marine macroalgae against bacteria, fungi, diatoms, macroalgal spores, mussel phenoloxidase activity, and barnacle cypris larvae has been investigated in relation to season in bimonthly samples from the Bay of Concarneau (France). Of the extracts tested, 48.2% were active against at least one of the fouling organisms, and of these extracts, 31.2% were seasonally active with a peak of activity in summer corresponding to maximal values for water temperature, light intensity, and fouling pressure, and 17% were active throughout the year. This seasonal activity may be adaptive as it coincides with maximal fouling pressure in the Bay of Concarneau. Dichloromethane extracts of Rhodophyceae were the most active in the antifouling assays.


Publication metadata

Author(s): Hellio C, Marechal J, Véron B, Bremer G, Clare A, Le Gal Y

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Marine Biotechnology

Year: 2004

Volume: 6

Issue: 1

Pages: 67-82

Print publication date: 01/02/2004

ISSN (print): 1436-2228

ISSN (electronic): 1436-2236

Publisher: Springer

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10126-003-0020-x

DOI: 10.1007/s10126-003-0020-x

PubMed id: 14612986


Altmetrics

Altmetrics provided by Altmetric


Actions

Find at Newcastle University icon    Link to this publication


Share