Special Issue "Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microorganisms"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2008)
Dr. Ipek Kurtboke
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Microbiology, School of Science, Education and Engineering, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore DC, Queensland 4558, Australia
Phone: +61 (07) 5430 2819
Fax: +61 (07) 5430 2881
Interests: microbial diversity; microbial systematics; ecophysiology of microorganisms; functional diversity of microorganisms; microbial ecosystems
Guest Editor's Introduction
Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microorganisms
Marine environments are massively complex and contain diverse assemblage of life forms, which occur in environments with extreme variations in pressure, salinity, and temperature. As a result, marine microorganisms have developed unique metabolic and physiological capabilities to be able to survive in such extreme habitats that led them to produce different kind of metabolites, which could not be produced by the terrestrial microorganisms.
It is now becoming evident that marine microorganisms are emerging as a significant chemical resource with novel compounds in clinical trials deriving from these micro-organisms. However, the lack of in-depth knowledge on the physiology and true nutritional requirements of marine microorganisms still hampers the development of effective isolation techniques, which in turn delays the detection of potent therapeutic agents.
This special issue dedicated to “Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microorganisms” aims to place emphasis on the importance of understanding and linking the true ecological and functional roles of these microorganisms in marine environments on the route to biodiscovery.
As the Guest Editor, I invite scientists working with marine bioactive compounds to report recent advances in the field (e.g. marine microbial ecology; detection and selective isolation of bioactive compound producing marine microorganisms; marine microbial physiology; fermentation and identification of bioactive compounds).
I look forward to working with you towards a successful special issue of the journal Marine Drugs dedicated to marine bioactive compounds.
Dr Ipek Kurtböke
University of the Sunshine Coast
- marine microorganisms
- marine pharmaceuticals
- marine microbial ecology
- novel therapeutic agents
- bioactive compounds
- marine and extreme environments
- natural products
- seawater-derived microorganism
- sediment-derived microorganisms
- marine microbial toxins
Article: Cytotoxicity of the Ascidian Cystodytes dellechiajei Against Tumor Cells and Study of the Involvement of Associated Microbiota in the Production of Cytotoxic Compounds
Mar. Drugs 2007, 5(3), 52-70; doi:10.3390/md503052
Received: 18 June 2007 / Accepted: 17 July 2007 / Published: 19 July 2007| Download PDF Full-text (226 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Bioactive Compound Synthetic Capacity and Ecological Significance of Marine Bacterial Genus Pseudoalteromonas
Mar. Drugs 2007, 5(4), 220-241; doi:10.3390/md504220
Received: 27 November 2007 / Accepted: 14 December 2007 / Published: 18 December 2007| Download PDF Full-text (370 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Actinomycetes from Sediments in the Trondheim Fjord, Norway: Diversity and Biological Activity
Mar. Drugs 2008, 6(1), 12-24; doi:10.3390/md6010012
Received: 21 November 2007; in revised form: 17 January 2008 / Accepted: 17 January 2008 / Published: 1 February 2008| Download PDF Full-text (1469 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: The Occurrence of Bioactive Micromonosporae in Aquatic Habitats of the Sunshine Coast in Australia
Mar. Drugs 2008, 6(2), 243-261; doi:10.3390/md6020243
Received: 31 March 2008; in revised form: 19 May 2008 / Accepted: 23 May 2008 / Published: 5 June 2008| Download PDF Full-text (1119 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: A Tropical Marine Microbial Natural Products Geobibliography as an Example of Desktop Exploration of Current Research Using Web Visualisation Tools
Mar. Drugs 2008, 6(4), 550-577; doi:10.3390/md20080028
Received: 30 June 2008; in revised form: 9 October 2008 / Accepted: 9 October 2008 / Published: 13 October 2008| Download PDF Full-text (9628 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Article: Characterization of Streptomyces spp. Isolated from the Sea Surface Microlayer in the Trondheim Fjord, Norway
Mar. Drugs 2008, 6(4), 620-635; doi:10.3390/md6040620
Received: 28 October 2008; in revised form: 25 November 2008 / Accepted: 27 November 2008 / Published: 1 December 2008| Download PDF Full-text (721 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: The Carotenogenesis Pathway via the Isoprenoid-β-carotene Interference Approach in a New Strain of Dunaliella salina Isolated from Baja California Mexico
Mar. Drugs 2009, 7(1), 45-56; doi:10.3390/md7010045
Received: 5 August 2008; in revised form: 5 January 2009 / Accepted: 19 January 2009 / Published: 10 February 2009| Download PDF Full-text (485 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Marine Cyanobacteria Compounds with Anticancer Properties: A Review on the Implication of Apoptosis
Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(10), 2181-2207; doi:10.3390/md10102181
Received: 6 August 2012; in revised form: 11 September 2012 / Accepted: 18 September 2012 / Published: 28 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (333 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Communication: Novel One-Pot Green Synthesis of Indolizines Biocatalysed by Candida antarctica Lipases
Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(2), 431-439; doi:10.3390/md11020431
Received: 29 December 2012; in revised form: 29 January 2013 / Accepted: 29 January 2013 / Published: 6 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (500 KB)
Last update: 10 October 2012