Marine Biotechnology Abstracts (ASFA)

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Covers journals articles and patents in the area of molecular biology and molecular genetics which are applied specifically to marine and aquatic organisms.

Topics such as increased production of seafood, development of new therapeutic drugs, engineering of microbes that digest and remove environmental and marine pollutants are included.

Subject coverage includes:

  • General aspects
  • Patents
  • Molecular biotechnology
  • Marine microorganisms
  • Genetic engineering of fish and shellfish
  • Cell and tissue culture
  • Supporting technology
  • Aquaculture and fisheries
  • Marine natural products and pharmaceuticals
  • Vaccines
  • Toxins
  • Chemical/mineral products
  • Biofouling
  • Food products
  • Environmental applications


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Dates covered

1989 - current.

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Journal articles and patents.

Type of coverage

Abstracts and full bibliographic citations.

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Marine Biotechnology Abstracts (ASFA)
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