Marine natural products

Nat Prod Rep. 2019 Jan 1;36(1):122-173. doi: 10.1039/c8np00092a. Epub 2019 Jan 21.


Covering: January to December 2017This review covers the literature published in 2017 for marine natural products (MNPs), with 740 citations (723 for the period January to December 2017) referring to compounds isolated from marine microorganisms and phytoplankton, green, brown and red algae, sponges, cnidarians, bryozoans, molluscs, tunicates, echinoderms, mangroves and other intertidal plants and microorganisms. The emphasis is on new compounds (1490 in 477 papers for 2017), together with the relevant biological activities, source organisms and country of origin. Reviews, biosynthetic studies, first syntheses, and syntheses that led to the revision of structures or stereochemistries, have been included. Geographic distributions of MNPs at a phylogenetic level are reported.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacteria / metabolism
  • Biological Products / metabolism*
  • Cnidaria / metabolism
  • Cyanobacteria / metabolism
  • Fungi / metabolism
  • Marine Biology*
  • Phaeophyceae / metabolism
  • Phytoplankton / metabolism
  • Porifera / metabolism
  • Rhodophyta / metabolism


  • Biological Products