Special Issue "Natural Marine Compounds as Antimicrobial Agents"

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2022) | Viewed by 336

Special Issue Editors

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Santiago de Compostela, 27002 Lugo, Spain
Interests: food safety; analytical chemistry; food microbiology; antimicrobial resistant bacteria; food-borne pathogens; transcriptomics; genotyping; chromatography; mass spectrometry; biofilms; antimicrobial detection; microbiome
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Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Santiago de Compostela, 27002 Lugo, Spain
Interests: microbiota; micobiota; antimicrobials; nutrition; health; food and feed
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Humanity evolution is intimately linked to the use of natural products to fight against diseases. Indeed, it is thanks to these natural products that we have medicines such as penicillin and aspirin today. These are usually obtained from products of terrestrial origin; by contrast, the exploitation of marine products as a source of natural remedies has been very limited. It is also true, however, that seaweed and marine muds have been used as natural treatments for intestinal deworming, as anti-inflammatories, or as antibiotics. In this sense, it is important to remember that that in the mid-fifties of the last century, Cephalosporin C was discovered from a marine fungus of the genus Cephalosporium. This is highly relevant given the current global crisis of antimicrobial resistance of pathogenic bacteria. Marine biodiversity is enormous and can be an excellent source for the discovery of new antimicrobials, and as a consequence, in the last decade, research in this field has increased exponentially. For example, several promising antimicrobials have been obtained from seaweed, marine sponges, marine fungi, marine molluscan, as well as fish byproducts such as chitosan in recent years. Marine bacteria from sediments, associated with algae, corals, or invertebrates or deep-sea bacteria, are also a source of components with antimicrobial activity against bacterial pathogens. This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of the latest trends in the discovery of new antimicrobials from marine sources. Manuscripts in this topic are welcome for this Special Issue—not only original research but also reviews or mini-reviews.

Prof. Dr. Carlos M. Franco
Prof. Dr. Beatriz Vázquez Belda
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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