Pharmaceutical Bacteria and Fungi of Marine Ecosystems: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Pharmaceutical Bacteria and Fungi of Marine Ecosystems

1st Edition

By Santhanam Ramesh, Ramasamy Santhanam, Kandasamy Palanisamy Jaiganesh, Arumugam Uma

CRC Press

272 pages | 330 Color Illus. | 437 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367360672
pub: 2020-06-26
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This is the first comprehensive book on pharmaceutically important marine bacteria and fungi, based on a new concept "Marine Biopharmacy". It deals with the different species of bacteria and fungi present in seawater, sediment and in association with the marine fauna and flora; and their secondary metabolites and bioactivities.

Microbe-associated infectious diseases remain the second-leading cause of death worldwide during the last 40 years, largely due to the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance among bacteria, fungi, virus, and parasites. There is an urgent need to develop novel antimicrobial compounds to treat infectious diseases, and the sea is an important source of these bioactive compounds (natural products) with different bioactivities. Natural products produced by marinebacteria and fungi may serve as potential sources of antibiotics in the years to come.

This latest book in the Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Life series will be an invaluable reference for students and researchers of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Marine/Fisheries Sciences, Marine Microbiology and Marine Biotechnology, as well as a guide for the pharmaceutical companies involved in the development of new antibiotics or drugs from marine bacteria and fungi.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Marine Bacteria of Ecological Niches: Bioactive compounds and their Antimicrobial Activities. 2.1. Seawater Bacteria. 2.2. Marine Sediment Bacteria. 2.3. Bacteria Associated with Marine Plants and Animals. 3. Marine Fungi of Ecological Niches: Bioactive compounds and their antimicrobial activities. 3.1. Seawater Fungi. 3.2. Marine Sediment Fungi. 3.3. Fungi Associated with Marine Plants and Animals. References.

About the Authors

Dr. Santhanam Ramesh is Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy, SEGi University, Selangor, Malaysia He has more than 13 years of teaching/overseas experience. Dr. Arumugam Uma is Professor and Head of the Department of Aquatic Animal Health Management at Dr.M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, India. She has 19 years of experience in research and teaching experience Dr. Ramasamy Santhanam is the former Dean of Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India. He has about 40 years of teaching/ research experience. He is presently serving as a Fisheries Expert for various government and non-government organizations.

About the Series

Biology and Ecology of Marine Life

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General