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Blue Biotechnology

Blue biotechnology is concerned with the application of molecular biological methods to marine and freshwater organisms. It involves the use of these organisms, and their derivatives, for purposes such as increasing seafood supply and safety, controlling the proliferation of noxious water-borne organisms, and developing new drugs.

Blue Biotechnology Articles

Drugs from sea study finds sponge health link to bacteria
In research aimed at finding natural compounds from the sea for drugs and other products, a team of scientists report in the journal Marine Biology on a bacterium that seems to be an indicator for health of a marine sponge.

Date: 14 Dec 2007, Rating: 4.33

Drugs From the Deep Blue
For Tadeusz Molinski, the sea is full of riches - and he does not mean oil fields or fisheries.

Date: 15 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

New peptide antibiotic isolated from American oyster
North Carolina Sea Grant researchers have isolated a new peptide antibiotic from the American oyster that may have implications for managing many diseases in oysters.

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: 4.00

Could seaweed clean up DDT?
Adding small amounts of seaweed to contaminated soil could prove to be a natural and effective way of breaking down the toxic pesticide DDT

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: 4.45

Extracting Metal from the Sea â€" the Environmentally Friendly Way
A novel method that uses bacteria to mine valuable minerals from the ocean has been developed.

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Harvesting Arctic algae
Microorganisms living in the depths of the oceans under conditions unbearable for humans utilize hot springs to produce their energy and substances.

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: 2.75