Biology:Mycale hentscheli

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Short description: Species of sponge

Mycale hentscheli
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Order: Poecilosclerida
Family: Mycalidae
Genus: Mycale
M. hentscheli
Binomial name
Mycale hentscheli
Bergquist & Fromont, 1988

Mycale hentscheli is a marine sponge, which is known to be a rich source of bioactive small molecules. These natural products originate from the sponge's microbiota. Examples of these molecules include the potent cytotoxic polyketides: pateamine, peloruside, and mycalamide.[1][2]


  1. Rust, Michael; Helfrich, Eric J. N.; Freeman, Michael F.; Nanudorn, Pakjira; Field, Christopher M.; Rückert, Christian; Kündig, Tomas; Page, Michael J. et al. (2020-04-28). "A multiproducer microbiome generates chemical diversity in the marine sponge Mycale hentscheli" (in en). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117 (17): 9508–9518. doi:10.1073/pnas.1919245117. ISSN 0027-8424. PMID 32291345. 
  2. Storey, Mathew A.; Andreassend, Sarah K.; Bracegirdle, Joe; Brown, Alistair; Keyzers, Robert A.; Ackerley, David F.; Northcote, Peter T.; Owen, Jeremy G. (2020-03-24). Wright, Gerard D.. ed. "Metagenomic Exploration of the Marine Sponge Mycale hentscheli Uncovers Multiple Polyketide-Producing Bacterial Symbionts" (in en). mBio 11 (2): e02997–19, /mbio/11/2/mBio.02997–19.atom. doi:10.1128/mBio.02997-19. ISSN 2150-7511. PMID 32209692. 

External links

Wikidata ☰ Q2570694 entry