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Mar. Drugs 2014, 12(8), 4539-4577; https://doi.org/10.3390/md12084539

Marine Sponge Derived Natural Products between 2001 and 2010: Trends and Opportunities for Discovery of Bioactives

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Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA 5042, Australia
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Department of Medical Biotechnology, School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA 5042, Australia
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Department of Fisheries Technology, Faculty of Fisheries, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur 5200, Bangladesh
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Received: 31 March 2014 / Revised: 7 July 2014 / Accepted: 15 July 2014 / Published: 19 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances and New Perspectives in Marine Biotechnology)
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Marine sponges belonging to the phylum Porifera (Metazoa), evolutionarily the oldest animals are the single best source of marine natural products. The present review presents a comprehensive overview of the source, taxonomy, country of origin or geographical position, chemical class, and biological activity of sponge-derived new natural products discovered between 2001 and 2010. The data has been analyzed with a view to gaining an outlook on the future trends and opportunities in the search for new compounds and their sources from marine sponges. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine sponges; porifera; marine natural products; anticancer; sponge-associated bacteria; drug; bioactive compounds marine sponges; porifera; marine natural products; anticancer; sponge-associated bacteria; drug; bioactive compounds
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Mehbub, M.F.; Lei, J.; Franco, C.; Zhang, W. Marine Sponge Derived Natural Products between 2001 and 2010: Trends and Opportunities for Discovery of Bioactives. Mar. Drugs 2014, 12, 4539-4577.

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