Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Mollusks: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Mollusks

1st Edition

By Ramasamy Santhanam, Manavalan Gobinath, Santhanam Ramesh

CRC Press

194 pages | 663 B/W Illus.

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Description

Key features:

  • Serves as a standard reference for researchers, teachers and students of various disciplines such as Fisheries Science, Marine Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Natural Products, Biochemistry, and Pharmacy, their libraries, and as a valuable guide for pharmaceutical companies involved in the development of new drugs
  • Presents the taxonomy, common name, global distribution, and habitat of 275 species of marine molluscs
  • Provides the diagnostic features and pharmaceutical compounds (along with their chemical structure and activities) of 275 species of marine molluscs
  • Includes more than 500 detailed illustrations
  • Covers bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods
  • Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Molluscs is the first comprehensive book of its kind written by scientists from both the Marine Biology and Pharmacy disciplines to fill the long-felt need for a marine natural products book devoted exclusively to molluscs. The taxonomy, common name, global distribution, habitat, diagnostic features and pharmaceutical compounds (along with their activities) of 275 species of marine molluscs are given in this comprehensive work, with accompanying illustrations.

    Bioactive substances isolated from marine invertebrates such as poriferans, coelenterates, molluscs, echinoderms, bryozoans and tunicates have been reported to possess antiviral, antimicrobial, antiprotozoal, antifungal, antihelmintic and anticancer activities. Among the marine invertebrates, marine molluscs have significant commercial applications; for instance, as a source of food, ornaments and production of lime. A few species of molluscs have also been reported to act as scavengers in cleaning the environment and pollution indicators. Recently, many molluscan species have been identified as a potential source of secondary metabolites, having a wide range of pharmaceutical applications.

    This should be a standard reference for students, researchers and teachers of disciplines such as Pharmacy, Fisheries Science, Marine Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, as well as a valuable guide for pharmaceutical companies involved in the development of new drugs from marine molluscs.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2 Marine Molluscs: Biology and Pharmaceutical aspects. References. Compounds. Index.

    About the Authors

    Dr. Ramasamy Santhanam is the former dean of Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India. His fields of specialization are fisheries environment and marine biology. He is presently serving as a fisheries expert for various government and nongovernment organizations in India. Dr. Santhanam has published 20 books on various aspects of fisheries science and 70 research papers. He was a member of American Fisheries Society, United States; World Aquaculture Society, United States; Global Fisheries Ecosystem Management Network (GFEMN), United States; and IUCN’s Commission on Ecosystem Management, Switzerland.

    Dr. Manavalan Gobinath, principal, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Nellore, A.P, India, obtained his Ph.D. degree from Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India in 2014. His fields of specialization is phytochemical and pharmacological evaluation of medicinal plants. Dr. Gobinath has 22 years of teaching/ research experience and has published 25 research papers in peer reviewed journals. Presently he is serving as a member of International Congress in Chemistry and Pharmacy; and Indian Pharmaceutical Association.

    Dr. Santhanam Ramesh, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy, SEGi University, Kota Damansara, Selangor, Malaysia ,obtained his Ph.D. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India, in 2011. His fields of specialization are Biopharmaceutical products, Pharmaceutical nanotechnology, and Novel drug delivery systems. Dr.Ramesh has 13 years of teaching/Research experience. He has authored four books, Marine Pharmaceutical Compounds, Freshwater Phytopharmaceutical Compounds, Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Plants and A Text Book of Novel Drug Delivery Systems, and 10 research papers published in nationally and internationally reputed journals. He is presently serving as an Associate member of the Academic Pharmacy Group, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Great Britain, and as a Fellow of Institution of Chemists, India.

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MED071000
    MEDICAL / Pharmacology
    SCI013000
    SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
    SCI039000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology