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Antimicrobial Activity of some Marine Sponges

Nature volume 222, pages 983984 (07 June 1969) | Download Citation

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THE evaluation of marine plants and animals for potential use in chemotherapy poses problems of procurement of materials and of techniques of screening for significant drug activity1. We have been studying antimicrobial activity in marine sponges both from the viewpoint of marine ecology and in an effort to develop new drugs, and report on our methods and some of the results obtained with collections from the Caribbean Sea, Mediterranean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

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    • PAUL R. BURKHOLDER

    Present address: Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguex, Puerto Rico.

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  1. Lamont Geological Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, New York.

    • PAUL R. BURKHOLDER
  2. Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

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