Bioactive Metabolites from Turkish Marine Invertebrates and Associated Fungi

  • Belma KonuklugilEmail author
  • Hajar Heydari
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Part of the Reference Series in Phytochemistry book series (RSP)


Nature provides a broad arsenal of structurally diverse and pharmacologically active compounds that serve as highly effective drugs with advanced chemical structures for the development of novel synthetic drugs to combat a multitude of diseases. Marine natural products are considered as promising sources of new secondary metabolites with pharmaceutical potential. Turkey has over 8300 km coastline with different geographical zones or habitats accounting for a great amount of diversity among its species. The largely unexplored Turkish seas with a wide range of biological diversity provide a lot of scope in future. In this section, we have tried to assemble studies of Turkish marine invertebrates and associated fungal species attempted so far.


Bioactivity Marine derived fungi Marine invertebrates Marine pharmacy Turkish seas 



A part of this chapter was supported by Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), Project No: BMBF114S916; CNR 113Z837; JÜLICH 104S109.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pharmacognosy DepartmentAnkara UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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