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Biotechnology and the sea: recent advances and applications. Opportunity brief #43.

MIT Sea Grant
18 pp.
MITSG 86-13

Derivatives from seaweed, shark, crustaceans and other marine biomaterials are finding their way into the food and pharmaceutical industries. Research projects summarized in this report include the isolation of a tumor growth inhibitor from shark cartilage, a DNA-hybridization probe to detect microorganisms in seawater, use of marine biopolymers for controlled release of pharmaceuticals and food preservatives, and prospects for commercial production and applications of chitins and chitosans.

type: Technical reports

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