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ScienceAsia 47 (2021): 265-270 |doi: 10.2306/scienceasia1513-1874.2021.050

Recent exploration of bioactive pigments from marine bacteria

Tatas Hardo Panintingjati Brotosudarmoa,*, Leenawaty Limantarab, Delianis Pringgeniesc

ABSTRACT:     Microbial pigments of marine origin are gaining increasing attention in current research due to their widely perceived applications as natural food colorants, antioxidants, antimicrobial compounds, anticancer agents, and immune stimulators. This review is a short acknowledgement of the significant progress achieved over the past five years of studies on pigments from marine bacterial isolates. Herein, we also discuss the typical challenges, as well as recent technical developments, in isolating and cultivating marine bacteria and in conducting determination of pigments as critical considerations in doing research in this field.

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a Ma Chung Research Center for Photosynthetic Pigments (MRCPP) and Department of Chemistry, Universitas Ma Chung, Malang 65151 Indonesia
b Center for Urban Studies, Universitas Pembangunan Jaya, South Tangerang 15413 Banten, Indonesia
c Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50275 Indonesia

* Corresponding author, E-mail: tatas.brotosudarmo@machung.ac.id

Received 6 May 2021, Accepted 0 0000