Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/MP-02

Marine organisms as sources of novel agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals

Principal Investigator: 

John H. Cardellina II

Start/End Year: 

1993 to 1996

Institution: 

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Co-Principal investigator: 

Fred L. Singleton, Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Description: 

The general goal of this program is to develop new chemical models for pharmaceutical and agrochemical agents from marine natural products. To accomplish this, we propose to collect, extract and screen marine macro- and microorganisms in a battery of pharmacological and agrochemical screens. Active constituents of the extracts will be isolated and their structures identified.