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PULMO: Population dynamics, trophic interactions, and human exploitation of a novel nutraceutical and pharmaceutical marine resource: the Mediterranean sea lung jellyfish, Rhizostoma pulmo .

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Project "PULMO" data sheet

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Organization address
city: LECCE
postcode: 73100

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Total cost 168˙277 €
 EC max contribution 168˙277 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-04-01   to  2018-03-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITA DEL SALENTO IT (LECCE) coordinator 168˙277.00


 Project objective

'Marine jellyfish are recognized as subject to proliferations in many coastal areas. When they are exceedingly abundant, jellyfish cause substantial ecological impacts on marine biodiversity, interfere with economic and recreational human activities, and may be harmful to public health. For these reasons, jellyfish “blooms” are regarded as a multi-billion Euro problem for human activities in the sea and coastal zones. Understanding of jellyfish biology and ecology is therefore mandatory to prevent or mitigate critical ecological and economic drawbacks. Moreover, the large amount of jellyfish biomass could be considered as an untapped source of bioactive compounds including peptides, collagen and gelatin, oligosaccharides, enzymes, water-soluble minerals, and biopolymers making them a potentially valuable material for industrial uses in cosmetic, pharmaceutical and biomedical industry as well as food or feed. By identifying potential applicative uses of jellyfish biomaterials, we will provide the opportunity of showcasing jellyfish in a more positive light. Jellyfish biomasses also represent a poorly exploited source of carbon in marine food webs. The research proposal entitled 'PULMO: 'Population dynamics, trophic interactions, and human exploitation of a novel nutraceutical and pharmaceutical marine resource: the Mediterranean sea lung jellyfish, Rhizostoma pulmo' aims at a better understanding of mechanisms underlying recurrent, massive proliferations of one of the most common jellyfish in the Mediterranean Sea to boost its potential utilization. The project will provide [i] novel and unprecedented information about the biology, trophic ecology, biochemical and molecular composition of the sea lung Rhizostoma pulmo; [ii] provide quantitative assessment of exploitable jellyfish biomass at regional and subregional level; [iii] identifying the potential of jellyfish biomaterials as new sustainable resource for humans.'


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Lorena Basso, Lucia Rizzo, Marinella Marzano, Marianna Intranuovo, Bruno Fosso, Graziano Pesole, Stefano Piraino, Loredana Stabili
Jellyfish summer outbreaks as bacterial vectors and potential hazards for marine animals and humans health? The case of Rhizostoma pulmo (Scyphozoa, Cnidaria)
published pages: 305-318, ISSN: 0048-9697, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.155
Science of The Total Environment 692 2019-08-29
2017 Lorena Basso, Lucia Rizzo, Stefano Piraino, Loredana Stabili
Metabolic diversity of microbial community associated with Rhizostoma pulmo (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae)
published pages: 5-8, ISSN: , DOI:
Journal of Marine Microbiology 1 (1) 2019-08-29
2019 Loredana Stabili, Lucia Rizzo, Francesco Fanizzi, Federica Angilè, Laura Del Coco, Chiara Girelli, Silvia Lomartire, Stefano Piraino, Lorena Basso
The Jellyfish Rhizostoma pulmo (Cnidaria): Biochemical Composition of Ovaries and Antibacterial Lysozyme-like Activity of the Oocyte Lysate
published pages: 17, ISSN: 1660-3397, DOI: 10.3390/md17010017
Marine Drugs 17/1 2019-08-29

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