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Emerging Concepts Promising New Horizons for Marine Biodiscovery and Synthetic Biology

Overview of attention for article published in Marine Drugs, May 2015
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Title
Emerging Concepts Promising New Horizons for Marine Biodiscovery and Synthetic Biology
Published in
Marine Drugs, May 2015
DOI 10.3390/md13052924
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Authors

F. Reen, José Gutiérrez-Barranquero, Alan Dobson, Claire Adams, Fergal O'Gara

Abstract

The vast oceans of the world, which comprise a huge variety of unique ecosystems, are emerging as a rich and relatively untapped source of novel bioactive compounds with invaluable biotechnological and pharmaceutical potential. Evidence accumulated over the last decade has revealed that the diversity of marine microorganisms is enormous with many thousands of bacterial species detected that were previously unknown. Associated with this diversity is the production of diverse repertoires of bioactive compounds ranging from peptides and enzymes to more complex secondary metabolites that have significant bioactivity and thus the potential to be exploited for innovative biotechnology. Here we review the discovery and functional potential of marine bioactive peptides such as lantibiotics, nanoantibiotics and peptidomimetics, which have received particular attention in recent years in light of their broad spectrum of bioactivity. The significance of marine peptides in cell-to-cell communication and how this may be exploited in the discovery of novel bioactivity is also explored. Finally, with the recent advances in bioinformatics and synthetic biology, it is becoming clear that the integration of these disciplines with genetic and biochemical characterization of the novel marine peptides, offers the most potential in the development of the next generation of societal solutions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 102 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 18%
Student > Master 20 18%
Researcher 18 17%
Student > Bachelor 14 13%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 14 13%
Unknown 16 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 34 31%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 16%
Immunology and Microbiology 13 12%
Environmental Science 10 9%
Chemistry 6 6%
Other 13 12%
Unknown 16 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 February 2020.
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#3,379,760
of 20,597,902 outputs
Outputs from Marine Drugs
#385
of 3,155 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#45,388
of 247,141 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Marine Drugs
#7
of 49 outputs
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