Special Issue "Natural Products Isolated from Marine Sediment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 2021
Marine sediments are mainly attached to the intertidal zone, the rhizosphere soil from mangrove plants or seaweed, and the seafloor sediments. They possess complex microbial communities related to fungi, bacteria, and archaea, which play important roles in the degradation and mineralization of organic matter in the marine environment, as well as in the biogeochemical cycling of elements such as carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur.
Additionally, microorganisms derived from marine sediments can produce structurally diverse metabolites, including polyketides, alkaloids, peptides, terpenes, and others, showing significant biological activities such as cytotoxic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and insecticidal properties. In recent years, extensive research on natural products from marine sediments has been conducted, and mainly centered on fungi and actinomyces, providing promising application prospects in drug development, agricultural production, and industrial applications.
This Special Issue focuses on natural products derived from marine sediment, concerning their structural identification, biological activities, pharmaceutical mechanisms, chemical synthesis, or biosynthesis. In addition, submissions on new methods or technologies for the analysis of microbial metabolites or their biological activities are also welcome.
Here, we invite you to submit manuscripts on recent studies or reviews highlighting natural products derived from marine sediment, especially ones resulting from microorganisms.
Dr. Jie Bao
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- natural products
- secondary metabolites
- marine sediments
- mangrove sediment
- biological activity