Accession Number:

ADA176834

Title:

Marine Biotechnology. Basic Research Relevant to Biomaterials and Biosensors

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC COMMITTEE ON BIOTECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO NAVAL NEEDS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

Five areas of basic research have exciting and useful potential for the acquisition of knowledge concerning biomaterials and biosensors nucleic acids, proteins, polysaccharides, synthetic analogs, and holistic functions of marine organisms. The following areas stood out as being highly promising and worthy of ONR support nucleic acids structural chemistry and conformation, molecular genetics, and techniques of genetic engineering. Proteins structure and function relationships, immunological detection, and exploration of unusual enzymes. Polysaccharides structure and function relationships, understanding and cataloging their specificities, and a search for new and unique polysaccharides. Synthetic analogs specificity of their biological action and activity in unusual microenvironments, including nonaqueous solvents. Whole organisms unusual organisms, especially those from extreme environments, sensory detection and communication, and systematics and ecology.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE