Investigations of the marine flora and fauna of the Fiji Islands

Klaus Dieter Feussner*, Kavita Ragini, Rohitesh Kumar, Katy M. Soapi, William G. Aalbersberg, Mary Kay Harper, Brad Carte, Chris M. Ireland

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Over the past 30 years, approximately 140 papers have been published on marine natural products chemistry and related research from the Fiji Islands. These came about from studies starting in the early 1980s by the research groups of Crews at the University of California Santa Cruz, Ireland at the University of Utah, Gerwick from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of California at San Diego and the more recent groups of Hay at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) and Jaspars from the University of Aberdeen. This review covers both known and novel marine-derived natural products and their biological activities. The marine organisms reviewed include invertebrates, plants and microorganisms, highlighting the vast structural diversity of compounds isolated from these organisms. Increasingly during this period, natural products chemists at the University of the South Pacific have been partners in this research, leading in 2006 to the development of a Centre for Drug Discovery and Conservation (CDDC).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1424-1462
Number of pages39
JournalNatural Product Reports
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


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