The Detection and Isolation of a Novel Antimicrobial Peptide From the Echinoderm Cucumaria Frondosa
Microorganisms and their toxins are the cause of many diseases that harm multicellular organisms and the invertebrates are as susceptible to infection by bacteria, fungi and viruses as vertebrates (Marchalonis and Schluter, 1990). The invertebrates have developed highly effective immune systems for detecting and eliminating foreign invaders, consisting of both cellular and humoral/innate components (Bomanet al.1991).
KeywordsAntimicrobial Activity Antimicrobial Peptide Ammonium Sulfate Column Fraction Micrococcus Luteus
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