, Volume 115, Issue 1, pp 83–86 | Cite as

Simple brominated phenols in the bluegreen alga Calothrix brevissima West

  • Marianne Pedersén
  • Edgar J. DaSilva
Short Communication


Through the use of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry techniques two simple brominated phenols, 2,3-dibromo-4,5-dihydroxybenzyl alcohol (lanosol) and 3,5-dibromo-p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol, were identified in an axenically cultured bluegreen alga, Calothrix brevissima. The alga was grown in a mineral medium supplemented with 1% glucose and 0.075% NaBr for 3 weeks. The culture filtrate contained two tribrominated phenols, 2,3,5-tribromo-p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol and 2,3,5-tribromo-p-hydroxybenzaldehyde, and traces of lanosol.


Glucose Alcohol Phenol Culture Filtrate Mineral Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marianne Pedersén
    • 1
  • Edgar J. DaSilva
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physiological BotanyUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden

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