Metabolites from the sponge-associated bacterium Micrococcus luteus

J Mar Biotechnol. 1998 Dec;6(4):233-236.


In an ongoing survey of the bioactive potential of microorganisms associated with marine invertebrates, the extract of the sponge-associated bacterial strain Micrococcus luteus was found to exhibit potent antimicrobial activity. The previously known synthetic 2,4,4'-trichloro-2'-hydroxydiphenylether was found to be responsible for the antimicrobial activity. The major metabolite isolated was a new acyl-1-(acyl-6'-mannobiosyl)-3-glycerol.