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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

Research project
Inactive research
Project owner
Edward Moore, Sahlgrenska Academy, UGOT (Principle Investigator), Beatroz Cámara, Federico, Michael Seeger, Federico Santa Maria Technical University, Valparaiso Chile, Roger Karlsson, SU and Nanoxis AB, Erik Kristiansson, Chalmers Technical University.

Short description

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.