Pigments of Sponges


THE lipochrome nature of the colouring matters of the Porifera or sponges was recognized by Krukenberg1 who refers to their carotinoid-like and rhodophane-like pigments, the latter being characterized by the possession of a single absorption band. Later spectroscopic study of the pigments of additional species by MacMunn2 confirmed these observations.


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DRUMM, P., O'CONNOR, W. Pigments of Sponges. Nature 145, 425 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145425a0

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