Microalgae as sources of pharmaceuticals and other biologically active compounds

@article{Borowitzka2004MicroalgaeAS,
  title={Microalgae as sources of pharmaceuticals and other biologically active compounds},
  author={Michael A. Borowitzka},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={3-15}
}
  • M. Borowitzka
  • Published 1 February 1995
  • Biology, Chemistry
  • Journal of Applied Phycology
In the last decade the screening of microalgae, especially the cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), for antibiotics and pharmacologically active compounds has received ever increasing interest. A large number of antibiotic compounds, many with novel structures, have been isolated and characterised. Similarly many cyanobacteria have been shown to produce antiviral and antineoplastic compounds. A range of pharmacological activities have also been observed with extracts of microalgae, however the… 

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