Buried Treasure: How a Bit of Soil Led to a Rare Discovery for Microbial Chemistry
Published: Friday, June 4, 2021
Researchers from the Whitney Laboratory and the University of Florida Department of Chemistry identified a new molecule that could have medicinal purposes.
“Some chemists can spend their entire careers and never come across a new chemical structure like this,” Dr. Sandra Loesgen said. “Often times samples reveal similar structures again and again, so this rare discovery is a very special career accomplishment.”
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