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Acrylic acid, an "antibiotic" principle in Phaeocystis blooms in antarctic waters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14446452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An acidic algal substance has been isolated and characterized as the sodium salt. Synthetic sodium acrylate possesses chemical and antibacterial properties identical with those of the natural product. This observation identifies the algal substance in the stomach contents of euphausids, the diet of pygoscelid penguins, which inhibits the penguin gastrointestinal microflora.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  132     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1960 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1960-12-01     Completed Date:  1998-11-01     Revised Date:  2011-12-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  Not Available    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  676-7     Citation Subset:  OM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents*
Eukaryota / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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