Secondary Metabolites and Biological Activity of Invasive Macroalgae of Southern Europe

  title={Secondary Metabolites and Biological Activity of Invasive Macroalgae of Southern Europe},
  author={Patr{\'i}cia M{\'a}ximo and Lu{\'i}sa M Ferreira and Paula S Branco and Pedro Lima and Ana Lourenço},
  journal={Marine Drugs},
In this review a brief description of the invasive phenomena associated with algae and its consequences on the ecosystem are presented. Three examples of invasive algae of Southern Europe, belonging to Rodophyta, Chlorophyta, and Phaeophyta, were selected, and a brief description of each genus is presented. A full description of their secondary metabolites and biological activity is given and a summary of the biological activity of extracts is also included. In Asparagopsis we encounter mainly… Expand
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