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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(8), 2846-2872; doi:10.3390/md11082846
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Diversity of Secondary Metabolites from Marine Bacillus Species: Chemistry and Biological Activity

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Received: 1 May 2013; in revised form: 12 July 2013 / Accepted: 29 July 2013 / Published: 12 August 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Secondary Metabolites)
Abstract: Marine Bacillus species produce versatile secondary metabolites including lipopeptides, polypeptides, macrolactones, fatty acids, polyketides, and isocoumarins. These structurally diverse compounds exhibit a wide range of biological activities, such as antimicrobial, anticancer, and antialgal activities. Some marine Bacillus strains can detoxify heavy metals through reduction processes and have the ability to produce carotenoids. The present article reviews the chemistry and biological activities of secondary metabolites from marine isolates. Side by side, the potential for application of these novel natural products from marine Bacillus strains as drugs, pesticides, carotenoids, and tools for the bioremediation of heavy metal toxicity are also discussed.
Keywords: bioactive compounds; macrolactins; detoxification; biosynthesis; carotenoids; biopesticides bioactive compounds; macrolactins; detoxification; biosynthesis; carotenoids; biopesticides
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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MDPI and ACS Style

Mondol, M.A.M.; Shin, H.J.; Islam, M.T. Diversity of Secondary Metabolites from Marine Bacillus Species: Chemistry and Biological Activity. Mar. Drugs 2013, 11, 2846-2872.

AMA Style

Mondol MAM, Shin HJ, Islam MT. Diversity of Secondary Metabolites from Marine Bacillus Species: Chemistry and Biological Activity. Marine Drugs. 2013; 11(8):2846-2872.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Mondol, Muhammad A.M.; Shin, Hee J.; Islam, Mohammad T. 2013. "Diversity of Secondary Metabolites from Marine Bacillus Species: Chemistry and Biological Activity." Mar. Drugs 11, no. 8: 2846-2872.



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