Bull, A.T. and Stach, J.E.M. (2007) Marine actinobacteria: new opportunities for natural product search and discovery. Trends in Microbiology, 15 (11). pp. 491-499. ISSN 0966-842X .
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It is widely accepted that new drugs, especially antibiotics, are urgently required, and that the most propitious source remains natural products. We argue that in exploring new sources of bioactive natural products the marine environment warrants particular attention, in view of the remarkable diversity of microorganisms and metabolic products. Recent reports of new chemical entities and first-in-class drug candidates, and confirmation of indigenous marine actinobacteria, make exciting discoveries even more likely given the unrivalled capacity of this class of bacteria to produce exploitable natural products.
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|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences|
|Depositing User:||Suzanne Duffy|
|Date Deposited:||21 Apr 2008 08:54|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:08|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2751 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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