• Maheep Kumar Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidylaya


Most of the disease is growing resistace from thr applied drugs. However, in this view people search for cheap and effective drugs for their cure. Cyanobacteria in this respect can help in curing disease with cheap and effective manner. Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic prokaryotic microorganism. From ancient time cyanobacteria were used as food and fodder. However, it is notorious for toxin production and fouling of ponds as it form water bloom. Now-a-days various studies have done to prove its potency in medical science also. They produce various metabolites that are antibacterial, antifungal, antimalarial, anticancerous, antitumor, antialgal, antiviral, UV protectants, inhibitors of enzymes, hepatotoxins and neurotoxins. These metabolites produced at the particular cell age and are regulated by various biotic and abiotic factors. Many cyanobacteria produce compounds with potent biological activities.This review aims to showcase of cyanobacterial secondary metabolites with a comprehensive coverage of antibacterial, antifungal and other activity of cyanobacteria.

Author Biography

Maheep Kumar, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidylaya

Department of Botany

Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc)


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Kumar, M. “HARVESTING OF VALUABLE ENO- AND EXO-METABOLITES FORM CYANOBACTERIA: A POTENTIAL SOURCE”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 7, no. 2, Apr. 2014, pp. 24-28, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/858.