Jellyfish and Polyps

Cnidarians as Sustainable Resources for Biotechnological Applications and Bioprospecting

Edited by
November 2020
230 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03943-208-0 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03943-209-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Jellyfish and Polyps: Cnidarians as Sustainable Resources for Biotechnological Applications and Bioprospecting that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Medicine & Pharmacology
This Special Issue of Marine Drugs gathers recent investigations on the proteomes, metabolomes, transcriptomes, and the associated microbiomes of marine jellyfish and polyps, including bioactivity studies of their compounds and more generally, on their biotechnological potential, witnessing the increasingly recognized importance of Cnidaria as a largely untapped Blue Growth resource for new drug discovery. These researches evoke the outstanding ecological importance of cnidarians in marine ecosystems worldwide, calling for a global monitoring and conservation of marine biodiversity, so that the biotechnological exploitation of marine living resources will be carried out to conserve and sustainably use the natural capital of the oceans.
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© 2021 by the authors; CC BY license
cnidarian; sea anemone; proteins; toxins; two-dimensional gel electrophoresis; MALDI-TOF/TOF; shotgun proteomic; Zoanthidea; holo-transcriptome; cnidarian transcriptome; marine enzyme; marine biocatalyst; marine biotechnology; pharmaceutical biotechnology; cnidarian; anthozoa; microbial communities; cnidarian holobiont; zooxanthellae; bleaching; antibacterial activity; jellyfish; Aurelia coerulea; mucus; proteomics; metabolomics; cnidarians; gelatinous zooplankton; bioprospecting; novel foods; transcriptomics; bio-prospecting; computational biology; neurotoxins; antibacterial activity; NMR spectroscopy; biochemical characterization; jellyfish blooms; Cnidaria; Ctenophora; biodiversity; bioactive compounds; microbial communities; blue biotechnology; invertebrate proteins; biological activity; antioxidants; collagen; pepsin hydrolysis; collagenase hydrolysis; oxidative stress; keratinocytes; cytotoxicity; Easter Island; Actinobacteria; anthraquinones; symbionts; sea anemone; marine invertebrates; spectroscopy; chromatography; Pelagia noctiluca; Mediterranean jellyfish; chemical characterization; aquafeed and food supplements; sustainable fishing