Sponges (Porifera)

  • Werner E. G. Müller

Part of the Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology book series (PMSB, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. U. Hentschel, L. Fieseler, M. Wehrl, C. Gernert, M. Steinert, J. Hacker et al.
    Pages 59-88
  3. P. Proksch, R. Ebel, R. A. Edrada, V. Wray, K. Steube
    Pages 117-142
  4. H. C. Schröder, F. Brümmer, E. Fattorusso, A. Aiello, M. Menna, S. de Rosa et al.
    Pages 163-197
  5. G. Bringmann, G. Lang, J. Mühlbacher, K. Schaumann, S. Steffens, P. G. Rytik et al.
    Pages 231-253
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 255-258

About this book


Sponges (phylum Porifera) are known to be very rich sources for bioactive compounds, mainly secondary metabolites. Main efforts are devoted to cell- and mariculture of sponges to assure a sustainable exploitation of bioactive compounds from biological starting material. These activities are flanked by improved technologies to cultivate bacteria and fungi which are associated with the sponges. It is the hope that by elucidating the strategies of interaction between microorganisms and their host (sponge), by modern cell and molecular biological methods, a more comprehensive cultivation of the symbiotic organisms will be possible. The next step in the transfer of knowledge to biotechnological applications is the isolation, characterization and structural determination of the bioactive compounds by sophisticated chemical approaches.


DNA Metazoa Nucleotide Porifera bacteria biology biotechnology cell drug design evolution fungi gene invertebrates migration natural product

Editors and affiliations

  • Werner E. G. Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physiologische Chemie Abt. Angewandte MolekularbiologieJohannes Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62471-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55519-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0079-6484
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