For hundreds of years, mankind has benefited from the natural metabolic processes of microorganismsto obtain basic products such as fermented foods and alcoholic beverages. More recently, microorganisms have been exploited for the production of antibiotics, vitamins and enzymesto be used in medicine and chemical industries. Additionally,several modern drugs, including those for cancer therapy, are natural products or their derivatives. Protists are a still underexplored source of natural products potentially of interest for biotechnological and biomedical applications. This paper focuses on some examples of bioactive molecules from protists and associated bacteria and their possible use in biotechnology.

Bioactive molecules from protists: Perspectives in biotechnology

Adriana Vallesi;Sandra Pucciarelli;
2020-01-01

Abstract

For hundreds of years, mankind has benefited from the natural metabolic processes of microorganismsto obtain basic products such as fermented foods and alcoholic beverages. More recently, microorganisms have been exploited for the production of antibiotics, vitamins and enzymesto be used in medicine and chemical industries. Additionally,several modern drugs, including those for cancer therapy, are natural products or their derivatives. Protists are a still underexplored source of natural products potentially of interest for biotechnological and biomedical applications. This paper focuses on some examples of bioactive molecules from protists and associated bacteria and their possible use in biotechnology.
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