Salini G


Natural products play a key role in meeting the global demand for new pharmacologically active substances. Since marine and coastal environments possess considerable biological diversity having added reasons to produce secondary metabolites, they are looked upon as potential candidates for drug discovery. Mangroves inhabit the transition zone between land and sea; therefore it is assumed that they would produce outstanding natural products on their own. The unique environment of mangrove forests harbors diverse groups of microorganisms, including the endophytes. Endophytes, which live asymptomatically within living plant tissues, are an under explored group of microorganisms and hence studies on these microbes from unique ecosystems offer resources with immense biotechnological potential. This article attempts to give an insightful review on the efforts currently being made to explore the bioactive compounds produced by mangrove endophytes.



Endophyte, Mangrove, Secondary metabolite, Bioactive compound.


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