3), isolated from the sponge Acanthella cavernosa, inhibited the growth of the bacteria Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans (Chang et al., 1984; Patra et al., 1984).
Both sesquiterpenes and diterpenes from the sponge Acanthella cavernosa inhibited settlement and metamorphosis of B.
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., 2000) (Fig.
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.