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  • Биологическое разнообразие
  • Marine and Freshwater

Definition(s)

Bioprospecting is "the exploration of biodiversity for commercially valuable genetic and biochemical resources (Source: UNEP/CBD/COP/5/INF/7), e.g. of marine environments in regions at extreme depths in the high seas or on the deep seabed for extremophiles, organisms with unique characteristics developed for survival.