Marine Biopharmaceuticals: Scope and Prospects

Promising Pharmaceutical Compounds of Marine Plants: Their Chemistry and Therapeutic Applications

Author(s): Santhanam Ramesh*, Ramasamy Santhanam* and Veintramuthu Sankar * .

Pp: 30-87 (58)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815196474124010005

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter deals with the promising marine bioactive compounds of marine plants such as, seaweeds, seagrasses, mangroves, and halophytes; and their chemistry and therapeutic applications. Among the different constituents, the seaweeds in general and brown and red algae exhibited a variety of bioactivities followed by mangroves, seagrasses, and halophytes in that order.

Keywords: Halophytes chemical classes of bioactive compounds, Marine plants, Mangroves, Pharmaceutical marine biodiversity, Seaweeds, Seagrasses, Therapeutic activities.

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