Pharmaceutical Potential of Marine Organisms

Qasim, S Z (1998) Pharmaceutical Potential of Marine Organisms. Advances in aquatic biology and fisheries, 2. pp. 5-10.


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The use of extracts of plants and animals for medicinal purposes is a practice as old as the history of mankind. However, man's efforts have largely been confined to land plants and animals probably because of their easy accessibility. These represent only 20% of the earth 's total plant and animal life. The oceans, which cover about 71 % of the earth, support very rich plant and animal life, classified under more than 30 flora and faun a. Some of these are exclusively marine and thrive under extremely diverse environmental conditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pharmaceutical Potential; Marine Organisms
Subjects: Fish Biotechnology
Fish and Fisheries > Biochemical Study
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Biotechnology
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2011 11:55
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:46

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