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Marine Microorganisms
Extraction and Analysis of Bioactive Compounds

Edited By

Leo M.L. Nollet

ISBN 9781498702553
Published September 12, 2016 by CRC Press
152 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The marine environment covers 70% of the earth’s surface and accounts for 98% of the potentially habitable space. The bioactives from marine microorganisms include antibiotic compounds, polysaccharides, inhibitors, enzymes, peptides, and pigments. These are used in various fields of biology that range from nutraceuticals to cosmeceuticals. Recent scientific investigations have revealed that marine microbial compounds exhibit various beneficial biological effects, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-HIV, anti-hypertensive, and anti-diabetic.

Marine Microorganisms: Extraction and Analysis of Bioactive Compounds sheds light on the extraction, clean-up, and detection methods of major compounds from marine organisms. The book includes information on the different classes of marine microorganisms and the different bioactives that can be extracted from bacteria, fungi and microalgae.

Divided into 7 chapters, the book covers bioactive marine natural products, such as marine microbes, seaweeds, and marine sponges as potential sources of drug discovery, and focuses on analysis methods of the biocomponents from marine microorganisms. A useful reference tool for researchers and students, this book provides current knowledge about isolation and analysis methods of the bioactives and provides insight into the various bioactives of marine microbes toward nutraceutical and pharmaceutical development.

Table of Contents


Bioactive Marine Natural Products: Insights of Marine Microbes, Seaweeds and Marine Sponges as Potential Source of Drug Discovery
Joseph Selvin, A.S. Ninawe, G. Seghal Kiran, S. Arya, and S. Priyadharshini


Marine Microorganisms: Isolation and Screening for Bioactive Compounds
Rama Bhadekar, Anuradha Mulik, and Sonali Ambulkar

Marine Microorganisms: Extraction, Composition and Quantification of Carbohydrates
Ompal Singh, H.S. Rathore, and Leo M.L. Nollet

Understanding the Role of Cell Disruption Methods in Extracting Lipids
Avinesh R. Byreddy and Munish Puri

Protein Nutraceuticals from Marine Microbes
Lipsy Chopra, Gurdeep Singh, Ramita Taggar, Raj Kumar, and Debendra K. Sahoo

Microalgae as Source of Pigments - Extraction and Purification Methods
Helena M. Amaro, Isabel Sousa-Pinto, F. Xavier Malcata, and A.Catarina Guedes

Opening Avenues in Marine Probiotics – Present and Future
Ira Bhatnagar, Mani Vasagan, and P.V. Bramhachar

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Leo M.L. Nollet, PhD, is affiliated with University College Ghent (retired) in Belgium

Se-Kwon Kim, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Director of the Marine Bioprocess Research Center at Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea