A Review on the Importance of Mangroves as a Source of Entophyte Microorganisms with Potential Use in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Potentialities in Colombia.

Giorgio Anfuso, Bolivar-Anillo HJ, Hernando SM, Visbal AZ, Serrano MC and Diego AVD

Published on: 2019-11-17

Abstract

Mangrove forests are composed of different species of plants with morphological, physiological and reproductive characteristics that allow them to settle on saline soils. Along tropical and subtropical coastal regions they give rise to a special ecosystem developed in a critical interface between terrestrial, estuarine and nearshore marine environments. Further, they are considered one of the most productive and valuable natural ecosystems on the planet due to their ecological and socioeconomic importance and their function as protectors of coastal ecosystems and human occupations.