Biotechnological Applications of Marine Photosynthetic Organisms
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 3212
Interests: marine plants; biotechnological applications; antioxidant activity; antioxidants bioactivity; phytochemicals; natural product chemistry
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Marine photosynthetic organisms include very different entities, such as mangroves, saltmarsh vegetation (halophytes), seagrass meadows, and algae (macro- and microalgae). These organisms share one feature: They live and reproduce in stressful and harsh marine conditions in terms of, for example, salinity, light, and oxygen that results in the production and accumulation of unique and powerful bioactive metabolites, including phenolic compounds, peptides, and fatty acids. These metabolites display highly relevant biological properties, such as antioxidant, antitumoral, and neuroprotective, with multiple medicinal and industrial applications. Therefore, marine photosynthetic organisms are a unique source of biologically active marine natural products.
This Special Issue, “Biotechnological Applications of Marine Photosynthetic Organisms”, will provide a platform for researchers to publish studies on the exploitation of marine plants and algae as sources of bioactive metabolites with biotechnological applications. We welcome submissions from scientists and academics from across the world.
Dr. Luísa Custódio
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- marine photosynthetic organisms
- saltmarsh vegetation
- seagrass meadows
- medicinal and industrial applications
- biotechnological applications