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Friday, March 5, 2010

Adventures of a Phytochemist: Moss Revival

Adventures of a Phytochemist: Moss Revival

Moss Revival

When I walk through a forest, three thoughts generally cross my mind. First, I think of the the forest as a chemical library. There is wealth of knowledge just waiting to be discovered! Secondly, I think of each plant, at every moment sensing and responding to a complex web of developmental and environmental signals. I am astounded at the diversity of compounds produced by plants and I want to share this perspective with anyone who is willing to listen. The third thought to cross my mind is "whoa, look at that moss!"
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