Sterol composition and classification of the Porifera

Patricia R. Bergquist*, P. Karuso, R. C. Cambie, D. J. Smith

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The sterols of 20 sponge species belonging to the orders Dictyoceratida, Dendroceratida, and Verongida of the phylum Porifera have been examined by GC-MS. The chemotaxonomic significance of the results is discussed in the context of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-24
Number of pages8
JournalBiochemical Systematics and Ecology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • chemotaxonomy
  • classification
  • Dendroceratida
  • Dictyoceratida
  • Porifera
  • sterols
  • Verongida


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