1st Edition

Marine Microorganisms Extraction and Analysis of Bioactive Compounds

Edited By Leo M.L. Nollet Copyright 2017
    166 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.


    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