African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5210


Review on bioactive potential of marine microbes

  V. Vasanthabharathi* and S. Jayalakshmi
CAS in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Tamilnadu, India
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 July 2013
  •  Published: 27 September 2013



There is a need for new drugs especially novel antibiotics, anticancer compound, antibiotic against multi drug-resistant bacteria. The discovery and development of new drugs from marine microbes played a significant role over the last few decades. The world oceans comprise a rich diversity of microbial life with current estimates reaching over a million different species. Marine microbes are important from both ecological and biotechnological point of view. Marine microbial bioactive compounds have attracted increasing attention from microbiologists, taxonomists, ecologists, agronomists, chemists and evolutionary biologists.


Key words: Bioactive molecules, bacteria, fungi.