- Cinzia Corinaldesi,
- Giulio Barone,
- Francesca Marcellini,
- Antonio Dell'Anno,
- Roberto Danovaro
Mar Drugs 2017 Apr 12;15(4). Epub 2017 Apr 12.
Stazione Zoologica Anthon Dohrn, 80121 Naples, Italy.
The oceans encompass a wide range of habitats and environmental conditions, which host a huge microbial biodiversity. The unique characteristics of several marine systems have driven a variety of biological adaptations, leading to the production of a large spectrum of bioactive molecules. Fungi, fungi-like protists (such as thraustochytrids) and bacteria are among the marine organisms with the highest potential of producing bioactive compounds, which can be exploited for several commercial purposes, including cosmetic and cosmeceutical ones. Read More