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ac·an·thel·la

(ă-kan-thel'ă),
An intermediate larva stage of Acanthocephala, formed within the arthropod host; a preinfective, nonencysted stage leading to the infective cystacanth.
[G. akantha, thorn, spine]
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Preliminary field experiments with an Australian collection of Acanthella cavernosa showed that both the crude extract and the fraction that contained sesquiterpenes deterred fish feeding, but the pure compound axisonitrile-3 did not (Garson et al.
In feeding assays with color patterns and crude extracts of Acanthella cavernosa, a natural assemblage of reef fish ate less food with the chemical extract (Ritson-Williams and Paul, 2007).
Antimalarial activity of sesquiterpenes from the marine sponge Acanthella klethra.
Kalihinols from two Acanthella cavernosa sponges: inhibitors of bacterial folate biosynthesis.
Acanthenes A to C: a chloro, isothiocyanate, formamide sesquiterpene triad isolated from the northeastern Pacific marine sponge Acanthella sp.
The biosynthesis of sesquiterpene isocyanides and isothiocyanates in the marine sponge Acanthella cavernosa (Dendy): evidence for dietary transfer to the dorid nudibranch Phyllidiella pustulosa.
Kalihinene and isokalihinol B, cytotoxic diterpene isonitriles from the marine sponge Acanthella klethra.