gorgonian coral

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Noun1.gorgonian coral - corals having a horny or calcareous branching skeleton
coral - marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs
sea feather - corals forming featherlike colonies
sea fan - corals having a treelike or fan-shaped horny skeleton
red coral - corals of especially the Mediterranean having pink or red color used for ornaments and jewelry
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Three diterpenes isolated from Eunicea fusca, a gorgonian coral native to Florida, were found to have superior anti-inflammatory effects to those of indomethacin, a commonly used anti-inflammatory medication [15].
Using our knowledge of gorgonian coral chemistry, we identified families of genes and enzymes in humans that would likely be responsible for metabolizing toxic compounds.
Research in the GOA and elsewhere has shown that sponge communities and gorgonian coral colonies in boreal waters may be very slow to recover from trawl damage (Freese, 2003; Krieger, 2001).
For instance, researchers in the Bahamas identified a class of natural products, pseudopterosins, from a gorgonian coral (Pseudoterigorgia elisabethae) that have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
Among the many gorgonian coral diseases, only one has been systematically characterized.
Population growth of a gorgonian coral: equilibrium and non-equilibrium sensitivity to changes in life history variables.
DNA fingerprinting of a gorgonian coral: a method for detecting clonal structure in a vegetative species.
For example, yelloweye (Sebastes ruberrimus) rockfish may use the large gorgonian coral Primnoa as a vantage point to prey upon small fishes (Krieger and Wing, 2002).