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Production and role of volatile halogenated compounds from marine algae

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Paul, C., & Pohnert, G. (2011). Production and role of volatile halogenated compounds from marine algae. Natural Product Reports, 28(2), 186-195. doi:10.1039/c0np00043d.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0003-6003-D
Marine organisms are an important source of volatile halogenated natural products. Marine algae, in particular, contribute significantly to the global budget of halogenated hydrocarbons that play an important role in climate functioning. However, despite the large amounts of halogenated metabolites from algae, we know relatively little about their function in the producing organism. In this Highlight, we discuss the current knowledge of volatile halogenated compounds from algae, with a focus on biosynthesis, algal physiology and chemical ecology. We also briefly discuss geochemical aspects arising from the release of halogenated natural products from micro- and macroalgae.