Special Issue "Recent Developments and Emerging Trends in Marine Biotechnology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 10014
Interests: phycology; marine biotechnology; biodiversity; food science; bioactive compouds from algae
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An important consequence of demographic pressure is the rapid consumption of living resources in an unsustainable way, preventing their renewal, with many species being put at serious risk due to overexploitation, particularly those affected by illegal, unregulated or unreported fishing or, in best case scenarios, due to non-selective and ineffective practices. These threats to the ocean require the existence of new modes of cooperation and the implementation of adaptable measures and effective management principles. Today, there is an avenue of strategic thinking regarding the conceptualization of policies for the governance, management and enhancement of the oceans on a global scale.
The oceans cover about 72% of the surface of our planet, displaying a high biodiversity that includes animals, seagrasses, macro- and microalgae, bacteria, cyanobacteria, archaebacteria and viruses. In short, all the major domains of life are present in this global habitat, which has varied ecosystems—from chasms more than 11,000 m deep and mid-ocean hydrothermal vents to salt flats where microscopic cells can survive concentrations of salt close to saturation point.
Although natural products have historically been the main source of drugs approved for the treatment of humans, the research and development focus of the pharmaceutical industry has moved away from this group of compounds. However, the growing number of molecules that have been discovered in the marine environment—mostly produced by microorganisms—and the arrival of some of these compounds on the market, show the potential of the oceans and their microbiota as a source of chemical diversity with an impact on human health. The oceans thus harbor immeasurable opportunities for the discovery of new molecules and potential biotechnological applications.
Prof. Dr. Leonel Pereira
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- marine organisms
- marine biodiversity
- marine algae
- stock assessment
- carbon biosequestration
- bioactive molecules
- blue growth