Marine Organism Antibiotics

Claire Perkins and Morgan Ezell

Importance

  • Help create new drugs and medicines.
  • Can be used to develop new antibiotics and stop superbugs.
  • The ocean harbors the most biodiversity so it holds the best resources for drug development.

Research

Methods

Bioprospecting

  • Scientists explore the ocean to find new marine organisms for resources.
  • Once they find organisms they can synthetically recreate the resource.
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Results

Examples of successes

These charts (below) show different ocean microbes and how they are used to help with developing new drugs.
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Pros

  • Large Untapped Resource
  • Simple and Highly Effective
  • Versatile
  • Constant Supply
  • Prevents Widespread Disease
  • Natural
  • Additional Uses

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Dangerous
  • Hard to Access
  • Needs Approval
  • Hard Work
  • Low and Inconstant Yields
  • New Resistance
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We support marine organism antibiotics!