Marine Geography of Active Biomolecules
By way of adapting to the specificity of their marine habitat, bacterial species will often synthesize new metabolites. In particular, certain marine microbes owe their ability to survive and proliferate under extreme conditions to the production of biologically active compounds. This makes them, in turn, suitable candidates for distinct industrial sectors. This forum will present for discussion and completion a preliminary map showing the partial distribution of habitat-specific microbial adaptive mechanisms in relation to the Mediterranean deep sea.