The current status of natural products from marine fungi and their potential as anti-infective agents

  • Punyasloke Bhadury
  • Balsam T. Mohammad
  • Phillip C. Wright
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DOI: 10.1007/s10295-005-0070-3

Cite this article as:
Bhadury, P., Mohammad, B.T. & Wright, P.C. J IND MICROBIOL BIOTECHNOL (2006) 33: 325. doi:10.1007/s10295-005-0070-3

Abstract

A growing number of marine fungi are the sources of novel and potentially life-saving bioactive secondary metabolites. Here, we have discussed some of these novel antibacterial, antiviral, antiprotozoal compounds isolated from marine-derived fungi and their possible roles in disease eradication. We have also discussed the future commercial exploitation of these compounds for possible drug development using metabolic engineering and post-genomics approaches.

Keywords

Marine natural products Fungi Metabolic engineering Marine biotechnology 

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© Society for Industrial Microbiology 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Punyasloke Bhadury
    • 1
  • Balsam T. Mohammad
    • 2
  • Phillip C. Wright
    • 3
  1. 1.Plymouth Marine LaboratoryPlymouthUK
  2. 2.Chemical Engineering LaboratoryUniversity of A CorunaCorunaSpain
  3. 3.Biological and Environmental Systems Group, Department of Chemical and Process EngineeringUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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