Marine organisms-Treasure house of valuable products and their chemical perspectives

Chakraborty, Kajal and Joy, Minju and Salas, Soumya and Krishnan, Soumya (2018) Marine organisms-Treasure house of valuable products and their chemical perspectives. In: Winter School on “Recent advances in bioactive compounds from marine organisms and development of high value products for health management, ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.

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    The marine environment covers a wide thermal range (from the below freezing temperatures in Antarctic waters to about 350°C in deep hydrothermal vents), pressure range (1-1000 atm), nutrient range (oligotrophic to eutrophic) and it has extensive photic and non-photic zones. This extensive variability has facilitated speciation at all phylogenetic levels, from unicellular microorganisms to mammals. New metabolites from marine organisms have resulted in the isolation of more or less 10,000 metabolites, many of which are endowed with pharmacodynamic properties. Considering its great taxonomic diversity, investigations related to the search of new bioactive compounds from the marine environment can be seen as an almost unlimited field. Of note is that the chemical compounds with pluralities of bioactive properties are present in the marine organisms as an adaptive mechanism to survive against the extreme stress factors in the oceanic ecosystems, which cannot be found in terrestrial organisms.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine organisms; valuable products; chemical perspectives
    Subjects: Biochemistry > Bioactive compounds
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 04:41
    Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 04:41

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