Special Issue "Marine Invasive Species and Their Bioactive Metabolites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 April 2023) | Viewed by 9685
Interests: natural products; marine biotechnology; terpeniods; metabolites; marine ecology
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Natural products act as mediators of key biological processes in marine environments, including growth, development, reproduction, competition and defense, playing crucial roles in structuring ecological systems. This is the result of the evolutionary optimization of natural compounds, which also makes many of them crucially important in the drug discovery process. On the other hand, bioactive metabolites can disturb ecological systems when mediating the chemical warfare between invasive and native species in invaded regions. This has become an urgent issue in invasion biology, with the production of a relevant, although as yet limited, literature. In parallel, the potential of many of the metabolites isolated from invasive species for use in a variety of applications has been emphasized.
As Guest Editor of this Special Issue of Marine Drugs, I encourage scientists to contribute to expanding our knowledge about the chemical composition of marine invasive species and the mechanisms of action of their bioactive metabolites. Studies focusing on high-added value compounds of interest for applications in different fields such as health, cosmetics, food and agriculture are especially welcome. The articles collected in this Special Issue will therefore offer novel opportunities for the valorization of biomass from invasive species, as an alternative to unrealistic eradication campaigns.
Dr. Ernesto Mollo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- marine natural products
- biological invasions
- marine invasive species
- chemical diversity
- drug discovery
- biomass valorization