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Investigations of the marine flora and fauna of the Fiji Islands

Feussner, Klaus D. and Ragini, Kavita and Kumar, Rohitesh and Soapi, Katy M. and Aalbersberg, William G.L. and Harper, M.K. and Carte, Brad and Ireland, C.M. (2012) Investigations of the marine flora and fauna of the Fiji Islands. Natural Product Reports, 29 (12). pp. 1424-1462. ISSN 0265-0568

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    Abstract

    Over the past 30 years, approximately 140 papers have been published on marine natural products chemistry and related research from the Fiji Islands. These came about from studies starting in the early 1980s by the research groups of Crews at the University of California Santa Cruz, Ireland at the University of Utah, Gerwick from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of California at San Diego and the more recent groups of Hay at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) and Jaspars from the University of Aberdeen. This review covers both known and novel marine– derived natural products and their biological activities. The marine organisms reviewed include invertebrates, plants and microorganisms, highlighting the vast structural diversity of compounds isolated from these organisms. Increasingly during this period, natural products chemists at the University of the South Pacific have been partners in this research, leading in 2006 to the development of a Centre for Drug Discovery and Conservation (CDDC).

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Marine Studies
    Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Applied Science
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2012 16:33
    Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 14:32
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/5310
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