Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/PT-04

Isolation and characterization of bacterial strains for marine pharmaceuticals from corals in the Red Sea and in the United States

Principal Investigator: 

Anwar Huq

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1996

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Description: 

1. Selected symbiotic bacteria will be detected, isolated and characterized from marine invertebrates, including corals and sponges from the Red Sea and in the United States, e.g. Puerto Rico and Florida. 2. Isolates will be screened under in vitro conditions for biological activities in collaboration with Israeli colleagues who are working in the Red Sea.