Antifouling enzymes and the biochemistry of marine settlement.

  title={Antifouling enzymes and the biochemistry of marine settlement.},
  author={Jakob Broberg Kristensen and Rikke Louise Meyer and Brian Laursen and Stepan Shipovskov and Flemming Besenbacher and Charlotte Horsmans Poulsen},
  journal={Biotechnology advances},
  volume={26 5},
Antifouling coatings are used extensively on marine vessels and constructions, but unfortunately they are found to pose a threat to the marine environment, notably due to content of metal-based biocides. Enzymes have repeatedly been proposed as an alternative to traditional antifouling compounds. In this review, the enzymes claimed to hold antifouling activity are classified according to catalytic functions. The enzyme functions are juxtaposed with the current knowledge about the chemistry of… CONTINUE READING

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