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Issue 12, 2012
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Investigations of the marine flora and fauna of the Fiji Islands

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Abstract

Covering: 1980 to December 2010

Over the past 30 years, approximately 140 papers have been published on marine natural products chemistry and related research from the Fiji Islands. These came about from studies starting in the early 1980s by the research groups of Crews at the University of California Santa Cruz, Ireland at the University of Utah, Gerwick from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of California at San Diego and the more recent groups of Hay at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) and Jaspars from the University of Aberdeen. This review covers both known and novel marine–derived natural products and their biological activities. The marine organisms reviewed include invertebrates, plants and microorganisms, highlighting the vast structural diversity of compounds isolated from these organisms. Increasingly during this period, natural products chemists at the University of the South Pacific have been partners in this research, leading in 2006 to the development of a Centre for Drug Discovery and Conservation (CDDC).

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Submitted
30 Apr 2012
First published
14 Sep 2012

Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012,29, 1424-1462
Article type
Review Article

Investigations of the marine flora and fauna of the Fiji Islands

K. Feussner, K. Ragini, R. Kumar, K. M. Soapi, W. G. Aalbersberg, M. K. Harper, B. Carte and C. M. Ireland, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 1424
DOI: 10.1039/C2NP20055D

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