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Monday, December 21, 2009

[BRYONET] seeking Marchantia polymorpha plants]

If you can provide specimens, please copy your response to Carole Bewley

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fwd: seeking Marchantia polymorpha plants
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 16:47:35 -0600
From: Matt Von Konrat <>
To: Janice M. Glime <>

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 8:27 PM, Bewley, Carole (NIH/NIDDK) [E]
<>>> wrote:

Dear Matt,

I came across the LiTol website and your contact information while
searching for specimens of liverworts, namely Marchantia polymorpha.
I'm a PI at the National Institutes of Health, and we work on natural
products from marine invertebrates. My grad student is studying
compounds from a marine alga that are related to those reported from
Marchantia, so we would like to isolate and compare those with the
marine-derived compounds. I'm writing to ask if your program has access
to these bryophytes, and whether someone can send a specimen (living) to
me. We would expand it here in my lab and study the chemistry along the

If you can help, or can refer me to someone that might have these in
hand, I would be very grateful.

With kind regards,
Carole Bewley

Matt von Konrat, Ph.D.
Adjunct Curator & Collections Manager (Bryophytes and Pteridophytes)
Department of Botany
The Field Museum
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