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Mustafa Shameel

Mustafa Shameel, Pakistani phycologist (Rudauli, Uttar Pradesh 03 July 1941 – Karachi 13 May 2013)

Authored over 330 papers and 7 books

Expert on marine benthic algae

Developed the concept of phycochemistry and coined the term (1990)

Presented a new concept of barobiology of seaweeds (1972)

First reported the effects of high hydrostatic pressure on the physiology and biochemistry of marine algae

Described 28 new taxa of marine algae (being at least 11 species)

Isolated 24 new secondary metabolites of marine algae