Topical Collection "Bioactive Compounds from Marine Plankton"
A topical collection in Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Prof. Dr. Georg Pohnert
The inhabitants of the open water are under the influence of gradual changes in nutrients, light, temperature, mechanical cues. But only chemical signals have the potential to provide important directional information about conspecific, predatory or competing species. Hence, a very interesting chemistry has developed that has the power to shape the ecosystem. But these interesting metabolic tasks also resulted in the evolution of metabolites with interesting pharmacological activity. Bioactive metabolites include for example dissolved gases, lipids, oxylipins, polyketides, peptides, and proteins that demonstrate a surprising structural and functional complexity. In this collection we want to explore all topics in natural product chemistry of marine plankton and to illustrate current methodological and conceptual challenges in plankton research. Especially the complex interplay of toxins, nutrients and infochemicals shaping the marine plankton is of interest, but also the pharmacological activity, biosynthesis and genetics of the multitude of interesting metabolites will be covered in this collection.
Recent progress reveals an emerging field that calls for special attention and I therefore invite you to contribute your exciting work to the collection on “Marine Plankton” of Marine Drugs.
Prof. Dr. Georg Pohnert
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- marine plankton
- microbial loop
- bioactive natural products
- chemical ecology
- chemical interactions
- red tides