Compounds from Microalgae--Their Influence on the Field of Marine Natural Products

  • Yuzuru Shimizu
Part of the Recent Advances in Phytochemistry book series (RAPT, volume 13)


The exploitation of the oceans for new mineral and other resources has only relatively recently become the subject of serious endeavor. The trend has been extended to the pharmaceutical field and the recent surge of interest in natural products from marine organisms has been truly remarkable. Organic chemists have been especially intrigued since many of the compounds isolated have been found to possess new exotic structural features. However, despite the great number of compounds obtained from both marine plants and animals, the fundamental question regarding the true origin of the isolated substances has expectedly been ignored by the majority of chemists.


Paralytic Shellfish Poison Marine Natural Product Symbiotic Alga Toxic Dinoflagellate Paralytic Shellfish 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuzuru Shimizu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacognosy, College of PharmacyUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA

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