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Natural Products of Marine Macroalgae from South Eastern Australia, with Emphasis on the Port Phillip Bay and Heads Regions of Victoria

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School of Science (Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science), RMIT University, GPO Box 2476V Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
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Monash Biomedical Imaging, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia
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School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
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Tasmanian Herbarium, College Road, Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7015, Australia
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Mar. Drugs 2020, 18(3), 142; https://doi.org/10.3390/md18030142
Received: 29 January 2020 / Revised: 20 February 2020 / Accepted: 26 February 2020 / Published: 28 February 2020
Marine macroalgae occurring in the south eastern region of Victoria, Australia, consisting of Port Phillip Bay and the heads entering the bay, is the focus of this review. This area is home to approximately 200 different species of macroalgae, representing the three major phyla of the green algae (Chlorophyta), brown algae (Ochrophyta) and the red algae (Rhodophyta), respectively. Over almost 50 years, the species of macroalgae associated and occurring within this area have resulted in the identification of a number of different types of secondary metabolites including terpenoids, sterols/steroids, phenolic acids, phenols, lipids/polyenes, pheromones, xanthophylls and phloroglucinols. Many of these compounds have subsequently displayed a variety of bioactivities. A systematic description of the compound classes and their associated bioactivities from marine macroalgae found within this region is presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine macroalgae; bioactivity; secondary metabolites marine macroalgae; bioactivity; secondary metabolites
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Lever, J.; Brkljača, R.; Kraft, G.; Urban, S. Natural Products of Marine Macroalgae from South Eastern Australia, with Emphasis on the Port Phillip Bay and Heads Regions of Victoria. Mar. Drugs 2020, 18, 142.

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