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Molluscs

From Chemo-ecological Study to Biotechnological Application

  • Guido Cimino
  • Margherita Gavagnin

Part of the Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology book series (PMSB, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. M. Kita, Daisuke Uemura
    Pages 25-51
  3. A. Franco, K. Pisarewicz, C. Moller, D. Mora, G. B. Fields, Frank Marí
    Pages 83-103
  4. José Darias Jerez, M. Cueto, A. R. Díaz-Marrero
    Pages 105-131
  5. Solimabi Wahidullah, Y.-W. Guo, I. M. I. Fakhr, E. Mollo
    Pages 175-198
  6. Hisao Kamiya, R. Sakai, M. Jimbo
    Pages 215-239
  7. Raymond J. Andersen, K. Desjardine, K. Woods
    Pages 277-301
  8. C. Della Monica, G. Della Sala, F. De Riccardis, I. Izzo, Aldo Spinella
    Pages 333-361
  9. G. Faircloth, Maria del Carmen Cuevas Marchante
    Pages 363-379
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 381-387

About this book

Introduction

Marine molluscs are very promising candidates for a wide range of biotechnological applications. For example, they possess analgesic drugs more potent than morphine and very effective anticancer agents. The present book gives an up-to-date overview of the main classes of bioactive compounds from molluscs, moving from ecological observations, to chemical characterization, to biosynthesis, to large-scale synthesis, and to pharmacological applications. A truly outstanding international panel of experts from all continents provides complete coverage of the most stimulating topics related to molluscs. This knowledge of their history and current studies provides an open door to the future.

Keywords

Biogen Mollusca biosynthesis chemical ecology chemistry marine invertebrates marine natural products natural product pharmaceutical application

Editors and affiliations

  • Guido Cimino
    • 1
  • Margherita Gavagnin
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Chimica BiomolecolareConsiglio Nazionale delle RicerchePozzuoli (Naples)Italy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-30880-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-30879-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30880-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0079-6484
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