University of Gothenburg

Detection and Characterization of Genes Associated with the Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds in Bacteria from Marine Sediments of the Chilean Coast: Searching for Novel Antimicrobial Agents

The aim is to discover the potential of novel natural products is provided by marine environments, since the diversity of these huge microbial populations is largely unexplored. Actinobacteria represent the most prominent taxon of microorganisms for the production of bioactive compounds, notably antibiotics and antitumor agents and many bioactive natural products for direct health-related application have been isolated from marine Actinobacteria derived from sea sediments.