Biodiversity of drug-bearing marine organisms harvests conservation concerns and sustainable management

Lipton, A P (2008) Biodiversity of drug-bearing marine organisms harvests conservation concerns and sustainable management. In: Glimpses of Aquatic Biodiversity- Rajiv Gandhi Chair Special Publication. Natarajan, P and Jayachandran, K V and Kannaiyan, S and Ambat, Babu and Augustine, Arun,(eds.) CUSAT, Kochi, pp. 49-57.

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Abstract

The tropical marine habitats are rich sources of biological and chemical diversity. In the marine environment, the bioactive compounds, medicines, drugs, marine natural products are produced as secondary or non-primary metabolites. Natural products chemists considered them as sources of new and unusual organic substances. Synthetic chemists targeted these structures for development of new analogues. Pharmacologists considered this for treatment of humanlagricultural diseases and pests. Hence marine organisms are targeted for developing new medicines.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biodiversity; drug-bearing marine organisms; harvests; conservation; sustainable management
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Conservation
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:4674
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Deposited On:30 Oct 2010 11:42
Last Modified:30 Oct 2010 11:42

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