Antifouling Compounds

  • Nobuhiro Fusetani
  • Anthony S. Clare

Part of the Marine Molecular Biotechnology book series (PMSB, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. R. de Nys, M. Givskov, N. Kumar, S. Kjelleberg, P. D. Steinberg
    Pages 55-86
  3. Y. Nogata, Y. Kitano
    Pages 87-104
  4. J. A. Callow, M. E. Callow
    Pages 141-169
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-225

About this book


Increasing awareness of the deleterious effects of toxic components in antifouling coatings has raised interest in the potential for nontoxic alternatives. This book examines how marine organisms from bacteria to invertebrates and plants use chemicals to communicate and defend themselves. Chemicals that prevent colonisation of living surfaces are particularly pertinent to antifouling technology and may inspire new solutions. The challenge is to identify such compounds, identify the means for sustainable production and incorporate them into coatings to give long-term antifouling efficacy.


Colon Colonisation antifouling bacteria biotechnology chemical ecology chemistry ecology invertebrates marine biotechnology microbial signalling natural product natural product chemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Nobuhiro Fusetani
    • 1
  • Anthony S. Clare
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Fisheries SciencesHokkaido University3-1-1 Minato-choJapan
  2. 2.School of Marine Sciences & TechnologyNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RUUK

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