Summary

The genus Caulerpa contains over 75 marine green algal species found in temperate and tropical waters. This genus has recently attracted much attention because of two invasive members, Caulerpa taxifolia and C. racemosa var. cylindracea, which occur in the Mediterranean Sea. These species have covered the sub-littoral habitats along vast coastal stretches of the Mediterranean Sea. Several often costly and unsuccessful efforts have been undertaken to control this invasion by mechanical or chemical eradication. In parallel, scientists have focused on exploitable traits that can be derived from these algae. Commercial products from these algae might motivate a control of the invasion by harvesting efforts. In this chapter, we focus on the properties of crude extracts as well as purified metabolites of Caulerpa sp. and their potential for commercial exploitation.

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