© 2014 by the authors. Marine sponges belonging to the phylum Porifera (Metazoa), evolutionarily the oldest animals are the single best source of marine natural products. The present review presents a comprehensive overview of the source, taxonomy, country of origin or geographical position, chemical class, and biological activity of sponge-derived new natural products discovered between 2001 and 2010. The data has been analyzed with a view to gaining an outlook on the future trends and opportunities in the search for new compounds and their sources from marine sponges.
Mehbub, M. F., Lei, J., Franco, C., & Zhang, W. (2014, August 1). Marine sponge derived natural products between 2001 and 2010: Trends and opportunities for discovery of bioactives. Marine Drugs. MDPI AG. https://doi.org/10.3390/md12084539