Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Plants is the first comprehensive PDF ebook of its kind written by scientists from both the Pharmacy and Marine Biology disciplines to fill the long-felt need for a marine natural products book devoted exclusively to plants. This PDF ebook should be a standard reference for college students, researchers and teachers of disciplines such as Pharmacy, Marine Biology, Life Sciences, Fisheries Science, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, as well as a valuable guide for pharmaceutical companies involved in the development of new drugs from marine plants.
Marine plants such as algae (blue-green algae and seaweeds), mangrove plants, seagrasses, salt-tolerant or salt-loving plants (halophytes) and coastal sand dune plants are known to generate approximately 70% of oxygen on our planet earth, and help regulate oxygen in the atmosphere. These plants are potential sources of nutrients and are also considered valuable for the development of new drugs owing to their unique bioactive compounds. This ebook provides the taxonomy, global distribution, common name, habitat, diagnostic features and pharmaceutical compounds (along with their activities) of more than 400 species of marine plants, accompanied by high quality illustrations.