Marine actinomycetes as an emerging resource for the drug development pipelines.

@article{Zotchev2012MarineAA,
  title={Marine actinomycetes as an emerging resource for the drug development pipelines.},
  author={Sergey B Zotchev},
  journal={Journal of biotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={158 4},
  pages={168-75}
}
Many representatives of the order Actinomycetales are prolific producers of thousands of biologically active secondary metabolites. Actinomycetes from terrestrial sources have been studied and screened since the 1950s, yielding many important anti-infective and anti-cancer drugs. However, frequent re-discovery of the same compounds in terrestrial actinomycetes have made them less attractive for screening programs in the recent years. At the same time, actinomycetes isolated from the marine… CONTINUE READING