ICHTHYOTOXIC, CYTOTOXIC AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF SOME SPONGES OF THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN
The icthyotoxic, cytotoxic and antimicrobial activities of aqueous, ethanol and chloroform extracts of 11 sponges from the Santa Marta region, Colombian Caribbean, were assayed. All studied sponges showed antimicrobial activity; 6 were ichthyotoxic and 7 were cytotoxic. Ircinia campana, Verongula rígida, Agelas conifera and Didiscus oxeata, were found to have activity in all three kinds of tests.
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