Terpenoids from Selected Marine Invertebrates
Oceans cover over 70% of the surface area of the earth. They are populated by an extremely large number of plant and animal species that are uniquely marine. These marine organisms represent a vast, largely untapped, biochemical resource. During the last three decades, natural products chemists have been actively exploring this resource. They have been motivated by a practical desire to find new leads to drugs and an intellectual desire to understand the richness of nature’s biosynthetic capabilities and the role that secondary metabolites play in the biology of marine organisms.
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