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The Renaissance of Natural Products as Drug Candidates

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Science  21 Oct 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5747, pp. 451-453
DOI: 10.1126/science.1116364

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  • Some reasons for under-explorartion of natural resources

    The access to natural sources (especially, marine flora and fauna), problematic identification, low yields, biogeographical variability, and high costs of separation of secondary metabolites might be some of the reasons for comparatively low exploration of nature. Many a times bioactivity-guided fractionation is not an economic option for exploring the natural biodiversity for most of the developing countries where subs...

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