Students identify three chemicals that are pharmacologically active and are derived from marine invertebrates. Students describe disease-fighting action of these chemicals. Students infer why sessile marine invertebrates appear to be promising sources of new drugs.
Benthic Drug Store
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OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.
OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.
OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.