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Discovery of Novel Natural Products with Therapeutic Potential by Vincent P. Gullo

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CHAPTER 5

The Discovery of Marine Natural Products with Therapeutic Potential

J.McConnell Oliver, E.Longley Ross and E.Koehn Frank

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This chapter highlights the discovery of marine natural products with therapeutic potential. Deep water collections have been made by dredging and trawling. These are both cost-effective collection methods if the substratum does not cause damage to or snag the gear. There are several disadvantages to these approaches. It is difficult to photograph the organisms in their habitat, and encrusting organisms or organisms that grow in crevices, under ledges, or on steep rock faces cannot be easily collected unless the hard substrate that supports the organism is collected as well; dredging and trawling ...

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