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Issue 3, 2012
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The chemical ecology of cyanobacteria

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Covering: up to September 2011

This review covers the literature on the chemically mediated ecology of cyanobacteria, including ultraviolet radiation protection, feeding-deterrence, allelopathy, resource competition, and signalling. To highlight the chemical and biological diversity of this group of organisms, evolutionary and chemotaxonomical studies are presented. Several technologically relevant aspects of cyanobacterial chemical ecology are also discussed.

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Submitted
01 Oct 2011
First published
12 Jan 2012

Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012,29, 372-391
Article type
Review Article

The chemical ecology of cyanobacteria

P. N. Leão, N. Engene, A. Antunes, W. H. Gerwick and V. Vasconcelos, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 372
DOI: 10.1039/C2NP00075J

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