Bioactive Marine Natural Products

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Bioactivity of Marine Organisms

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The chapter deals with bioactivity of marine bacteria, fungi, phytoplanktons, seaweeds and marine animals. The antimicrobial activity of bacteria, the effects of toxins and other bioactive substances produced by bacteria, fungi, dinoflagellates, seaweeds, and animals have been discussed. Besides, antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antifertility, antiviral, anticancer, and a wide range of pharmacological, hypoglycaemic, antiimplantation and antimalarial activities of the extracts of marine red, green and brown algae, sea grasses and the marine species of phylum Coelenterata, Echinodermata, Porifera, Mollusca and Arthropoda have been reviewed.