Members of the phylum Echinodermata are among the most familiar marine invertebrates. Forms such as the sea star have become virtually a symbol of sea life. Used in ancient oriental medicine as a source of bioactive compounds, sea cucumbers, sea stars and sea urchins are now used for the extraction and purification of cytotoxic, haemolytic, antiviral, antifungal, antifouling, antimicrobial and even anti-tumoural activities. In addition, of the five extant classes, sea urchins and sea cucumbers are important economic ...

Echinodermata 2010, Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K, Berlin

ISBN-13: 9783642063701

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Echinodermata 2005, Springer, Berlin, Germany

ISBN-13: 9783540244028

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