Marine Natural Products

MARBIONC supports the collection and maintenance of hundreds of marine algae clones and marine bacteria as sources of novel marine natural products. In essence, once an organism is collected, we never have to return to the ocean to obtain more of the natural product of interest; we merely re-grow the organism from the collection to obtain additional material.

We maintain almost 400 marine derived bacteria and over 300 marine microalgae, and through an international collaboration with another research organization we have access to an additional 2,000 or more marine microbes.