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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.86  suppl.2 Rio de Janeiro  1991

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02761991000600024 

Marine organisms: an alternative source of potentially valuable natural products

Alphonse Kelecom1 

Universidade Federal Fluminense, Departamento de Biologia Geral, Laboratório de Produtos Naturais do Mar, Niterói, Brasil

ABSTRACT

This paper recalls the outcoming of marine natural products research and reviews a selection of marirne bioactive metabolites in current use together with promising trends in marine pharmacology.

Key words: bioactivities; algae; invertebrates; fishes

 

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