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 COMPOUNDS AND MARINE MICROORGANISMS
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
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