Special Issue "Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microbes"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2011)
Dr. Kirk R. Gustafson
Molecular Targets Laboratory, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Building 562, Room 201, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Phone: +1 301 846 5197
Fax: +1 301 846 6157
Interests: natural products chemistry; chemical biology of natural products; NMR spectroscopy
The marine environment is a vast and largely unexplored resource for accessing diverse communities of microorganisms with novel biosynthetic capabilities. Marine habitats provide unique conditions for microbial growth and secondary metabolite expression that are not found in terrestrial ecosystems. The co-evolution of many marine macroorganisms, particularly invertebrate animals, with these microbes has often lead to the development of very close associations or symbiotic relationships between the host organism and a specific microbe. This in turn has resulted in the development and elaboration of unique microbial biosynthetic pathways and capabilities that can be utilized to generate novel compounds. Marine sediments are also now recognized as a rich source of microbial taxonomic diversity and new biologically active compounds. Efforts to cultivate and evaluate marine microorganisms and the associated compounds they can produce have expanded significantly in recent years, but this are of study is still very much in its infancy considering the vastness of the marine environment and the different types of microbial habitats found there.
Kirk R. Gustafson Ph. D.
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- metabolic modulators and elicitors
- micro algae
- quorum sensing
Article: Preliminary Characterization of Extracellular Allelochemicals of the Toxic Marine Dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamarense Using a Rhodomonas salina Bioassay
Mar. Drugs 2009, 7(4), 497-522; doi:10.3390/md7040497
Received: 18 September 2009; in revised form: 28 October 2009 / Accepted: 29 October 2009 / Published: 2 November 2009| Download PDF Full-text (249 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: 3-O-Methylfunicone, a Selective Inhibitor of Mammalian Y-Family DNA Polymerases from an Australian Sea Salt Fungal Strain
Mar. Drugs 2009, 7(4), 624-639; doi:10.3390/md7040624
Received: 12 October 2009; in revised form: 18 November 2009 / Accepted: 19 November 2009 / Published: 23 November 2009| Download PDF Full-text (279 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(3), 438-459; doi:10.3390/md8030438
Received: 18 January 2010; in revised form: 3 February 2010 / Accepted: 22 February 2010 / Published: 1 March 2010| Download PDF Full-text (172 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(3), 705-727; doi:10.3390/md8030705
Received: 28 January 2010; in revised form: 26 February 2010 / Accepted: 16 March 2010 / Published: 17 March 2010| Download PDF Full-text (196 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Bacteriocin as Weapons in the Marine Animal-Associated Bacteria Warfare: Inventory and Potential Applications as an Aquaculture Probiotic
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(4), 1153-1177; doi:10.3390/md8041153
Received: 6 February 2010; in revised form: 28 March 2010 / Accepted: 1 April 2010 / Published: 4 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (954 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Three Bianthraquinone Derivatives from the Mangrove Endophytic Fungus Alternaria sp. ZJ9-6B from the South China Sea
Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(5), 832-843; doi:10.3390/md9050832
Received: 28 March 2011; in revised form: 20 April 2011 / Accepted: 4 May 2011 / Published: 12 May 2011| Download PDF Full-text (332 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Article: Evaluation of Marine Brown Algae and Sponges from Brazil as Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Products
Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(8), 1346-1358; doi:10.3390/md9081346
Received: 25 June 2011; in revised form: 26 July 2011 / Accepted: 4 August 2011 / Published: 10 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (138 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Identification of the Antibacterial Compound Produced by the Marine Epiphytic Bacterium Pseudovibrio sp. D323 and Related Sponge-Associated Bacteria
Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(8), 1391-1402; doi:10.3390/md9081391
Received: 10 July 2011; in revised form: 1 August 2011 / Accepted: 10 August 2011 / Published: 12 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1758 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(9), 1440-1468; doi:10.3390/md9091440
Received: 28 July 2011; in revised form: 11 August 2011 / Accepted: 15 August 2011 / Published: 25 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1137 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Communication: Oleic Acid Produced by a Marine Vibrio spp. Acts as an Anti-Vibrio parahaemolyticus Agent
Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(10), 2155-2163; doi:10.3390/md9102155
Received: 19 July 2011; in revised form: 13 August 2011 / Accepted: 23 August 2011 / Published: 24 October 2011| Download PDF Full-text (230 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 10 October 2012