Bioactive Compounds from Marine Sponge Associates: Antibiotics from Bacillus Sp.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Lanka Sri Santhi
Department of Biotechnology, GITAM Institute of Science
GITAM University, Visakhapatnam-530 045, Andhra Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 14, 2017; Accepted Date: May 03, 2017; Published Date: May 08, 2017
Citation: Santhi LS, Prasad Talluri VSSL, Nagendra SY, Radha Krishna E (2017) Bioactive Compounds from Marine Sponge Associates: Antibiotics from Bacillus Sp. Nat Prod Chem Res 5:266. doi: 10.4172/2329-6836.1000266
Copyright: © 2017 Santhi LS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Marine organisms like algae, invertebrates, microbes contain a wide range of bioactivity. Marine organisms associated microorganisms are bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, yeast etc. The secondary metabolites from these organisms have recently gained importance in the pharmaceutical and pesticide industries. Reports of the marine organisms have proved that compounds isolated from them are potential in several fields particularly as new therapeutic agents for variety of diseases. These are potential in producing the bioactive compounds like antibiotics, metabolites, steroids, glycoprotein's etc; which are useful for the mankind. Marine natural products discovery includes the search for pharmaceuticals, enzymes, dietary supplements, and biopolymers. The marine environment is attractive as it holds promise as a source of entirely new bioactive compounds.