Special Issue "Compounds from Cyanobacteria"

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A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Michele R. Prinsep
Department of Chemistry, The University of Waikato, Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, Gate 1 Knighton Road, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
Website: http://cms.its.waikato.ac.nz/spe/people/michele
E-Mail: michele@waikato.ac.nz
Phone: +64 7 838 4466 ext. 8902
Interests: marine natural products chemistry; NMR spectroscopy; chemistry of cyanobacteria

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) are an ancient and successful group of organisms that are found in a wide range of marine and freshwater habitats and in conditions as extreme as the heat of volcanic regions to the cold of Antarctica. They have proven to be an excellent source of secondary metabolites, many of which possess biological activity. The most common class of compounds found in cyanobacteria are oligopeptides (predominantly cyclic peptides). These are synthesised by nonribosomal peptide synthetases and many contain unique or unusual amino acids. Some of the other compound classes that have been isolated from cyanobacteria include terpenes and alkaloids.
Many of the natural products produced by cyanobacteria may be ecologically significant and some of the toxic metabolites are a human health concern, especially when present in recreational water bodies or fisheries. Cyanobacteria often have the means to produce many more metabolites than are actually expressed, so an understanding of biosynthesis and genetics in these organisms is vitally important.
There is considerable overlap between metabolites produced by terrestrial and marine cyanobacteria, hence the scope of this issue has been widened to include compounds from freshwater cyanobacteria, in addition to studies of marine species.

Dr. Michele R. Prinsep
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Cyanobacteria
  • blue-green algae
  • algal bloom
  • oligopeptides
  • amino acids
  • non-ribosomal peptide synthesis
  • biological activity
  • biosynthesis
  • secondary metabolites

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p. 115-127
by , , , ,  and
Mar. Drugs 2014, 12(1), 115-127; doi:10.3390/md12010115
Received: 14 October 2013; in revised form: 25 November 2013 / Accepted: 12 December 2013 / Published: 3 January 2014
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p. 4902-4916
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(12), 4902-4916; doi:10.3390/md11124902
Received: 13 October 2013; in revised form: 21 November 2013 / Accepted: 21 November 2013 / Published: 9 December 2013
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p. 4350-4369
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(11), 4350-4369; doi:10.3390/md11114350
Received: 16 July 2013; in revised form: 29 August 2013 / Accepted: 9 October 2013 / Published: 1 November 2013
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p. 3124-3154
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(9), 3124-3154; doi:10.3390/md11093124
Received: 20 June 2013; in revised form: 19 July 2013 / Accepted: 29 July 2013 / Published: 26 August 2013
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p. 3077-3090
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(8), 3077-3090; doi:10.3390/md11083077
Received: 27 June 2013; in revised form: 23 July 2013 / Accepted: 31 July 2013 / Published: 21 August 2013
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p. 3091-3108
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(8), 3091-3108; doi:10.3390/md11083091
Received: 1 May 2013; in revised form: 21 June 2013 / Accepted: 31 July 2013 / Published: 21 August 2013
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p. 3015-3024
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(8), 3015-3024; doi:10.3390/md11083015
Received: 16 May 2013; in revised form: 10 July 2013 / Accepted: 30 July 2013 / Published: 19 August 2013
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p. 2949-2963
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(8), 2949-2963; doi:10.3390/md11082949
Received: 13 June 2013; in revised form: 20 July 2013 / Accepted: 30 July 2013 / Published: 15 August 2013
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p. 2894-2916
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(8), 2894-2916; doi:10.3390/md11082894
Received: 14 June 2013; in revised form: 14 June 2013 / Accepted: 15 July 2013 / Published: 13 August 2013
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p. 2785-2798
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(8), 2785-2798; doi:10.3390/md11082785
Received: 30 April 2013; in revised form: 4 June 2013 / Accepted: 19 July 2013 / Published: 5 August 2013
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p. 2643-2654
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(7), 2643-2654; doi:10.3390/md11072643
Received: 29 May 2013; in revised form: 8 July 2013 / Accepted: 12 July 2013 / Published: 22 July 2013
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p. 2365-2381
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(7), 2365-2381; doi:10.3390/md11072365
Received: 26 April 2013; in revised form: 8 June 2013 / Accepted: 18 June 2013 / Published: 4 July 2013
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p. 2239-2258
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(7), 2239-2258; doi:10.3390/md11072239
Received: 10 April 2013; in revised form: 14 May 2013 / Accepted: 29 May 2013 / Published: 27 June 2013
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p. 1316-1335
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(4), 1316-1335; doi:10.3390/md11041316
Received: 7 January 2013; in revised form: 12 March 2013 / Accepted: 27 March 2013 / Published: 22 April 2013
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