Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Natural Product Trends in Different Groups of Marine Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Blunt, John Buckingham, Murray Munro
      Pages 3-54
    3. Hyukjae Choi, Alban R. Pereira, William H. Gerwick
      Pages 55-152
    4. Brian T. Murphy, Paul R. Jensen, William Fenical
      Pages 153-190
    5. Sherif S. Ebada, Peter Proksch
      Pages 191-293
    6. Marialuisa Menna, Anna Aiello
      Pages 295-385
  3. Structure Elucidation of Marine Natural Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. John Blunt, Murray Munro, Meg Upjohn
      Pages 389-421
    3. Jaime Rodríguez, Phillip Crews, Marcel Jaspars
      Pages 423-517
    4. Kirk R. Gustafson
      Pages 547-570
    5. Simone Di Micco, Maria Giovanna Chini, Raffaele Riccio, Giuseppe Bifulco
      Pages 571-599
    6. Victoria L. Wilde, Jonathan C. Morris, Andrew J. Phillips
      Pages 601-673
  4. Marine Natural Products and Chemical Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 675-675
    2. Adrianna Ianora, Antonio Miralto, Giovanna Romano
      Pages 711-748
    3. Pei-Yuan Qian, Sharon Ying Xu
      Pages 749-821
    4. Stephen H. Wright, Andrea Raab, Jörg Feldmann, Eva Krupp, Marcel Jaspars
      Pages 861-892
  5. Biosynthesis of Marine Natural Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 893-893
    2. Angelo Fontana, Emiliano Manzo, M. Letizia Ciavatta, Adele Cutignano, Margherita Gavagnin, Guido Cimino
      Pages 895-946
    3. David H. Sherman, Christopher M. Rath, Jon Mortison, Jamie B. Scaglione, Jeffrey D. Kittendorf
      Pages 947-976
    4. Claudia Wagner, Gabriele M. König
      Pages 977-1024
  6. Biomedical Potential of Marine Natural Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1025-1025
    2. Raymond J. Andersen, Dehai Li, Matt Nodwell, Michel Roberge, Wendy Strangman, David E. Williams
      Pages 1027-1074
    3. Ernesto Fattorusso, Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati
      Pages 1075-1110
    4. Yoichi Nakao, Nobuhiro Fusetani
      Pages 1145-1229
    5. Edward G. Smith, Cecilia D’Angelo, Franz Oswald, G. Ulrich Nienhaus, J. Wiedenmann
      Pages 1231-1257
    6. Xiaohong Wang, Heinz C. Schröder, Matthias Wiens, Lu Gan, Wolfgang Tremel, Werner E. G. Müller
      Pages 1259-1284
    7. David J. Newman, Gordon M. Cragg
      Pages 1285-1313
    8. Gordon M. Cragg, Flora Katz, David J. Newman, Joshua Rosenthal
      Pages 1314-1342
  7. Marine Toxins: A Problem for Public Health and Seafood Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1343-1343
    2. Patrizia Ciminiello, Martino Forino, Carmela Dell’Aversano
      Pages 1345-1387
    3. Hiroshi Nagai
      Pages 1388-1419
    4. William H. Gerwick
      Pages 1421-1427
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 1429-1452

About this book


Handbook of Marine Natural Products takes a fresh approach to describing the major themes of research in this rapidly developing field. This two volume reference work begins with a section that provides a taxonomic survey of the secondary metabolites of diverse marine life including microbes, algae, and invertebrates. This is followed by a demonstration of the techniques and strategies employed in modern structure elucidation of complex natural products. The natural roles of marine natural products are then explored in a series of focused chapters which include the topics of symbiosis, anti-predation and antifouling, chemical interactions, and defence against UV stress. Various routes which facilitate the understanding of marine natural product biosynthesis are subsequently explained and these are followed by an extensive set of chapters on the biomedical potential of marine natural products. The latter portion of this section considers the technologies and scientific disciplines necessary for advancing bioactive marine natural product lead compounds into actual pharmaceuticals. The reference work finishes with a selection of chapters describing marine toxins and their impact on public health and seafood resources. Final thoughts presented at the end of the second volume focus on the future of this field of investigation and discovery research.

This publication is presented as a reference handbook and general concepts are emphasized and illustrated with numerous interesting examples, graphical information, and a comprehensive index. Handbook of Marine Natural Products introduces students who are at advanced undergraduate and entry graduate student levels to this fascinating multidisciplinary field. It is an ideal desk companion  for courses focusing on this contemporary area.

The first contemporary handbook to solely feature the broad field of marine product chemistry

Handles all dimensions of the field and therefore suitable for organic chemists, biochemists, geneticists, pharmacologists

Suitable for undergraduates, graduates and researchers


Biosynthesis Chemical Ecology Marine Biology Marine Natural Products Marine Toxins Natural Product Chemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Ernesto Fattorusso
    • 1
  • William H. Gerwick
    • 2
  • Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati
    • 3
  1. 1.Facoltà di Farmacia, Dipto. Chimica delle Sostanze NaturaliUniversità di NapoliNapoliItaly
  2. 2.Scripps Inst. OceanographyUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  3. 3.Facoltà di Farmacia, Dipto. Chimica delle Sostanze NaturaliUniversità di NapoliNapoliItaly

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