Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Fungi--South Dakota--Wind Cave National Park--Identification;
Eighteen fungal samples were isolated from samples of water collected in Wind Cave, South Dakota. Ten of the samples underwent chemical extraction, a growth inhibition test, and were analyzed using proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy. Structural analysis and identification of one secondary metabolite that demonstrated antimicrobial growth inhibition was performed. All eighteen of the fungal samples were able to be identified to the genus level using the ITS region of their DNA, however confident identification of the species level was more difficult to attain just looking at one portion of the sequence.
Year of Submission
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2021 Kyle Biscoglia
Biscoglia, Kyle, "Identification of fungi and their secondary metabolites from Wind Cave" (2021). Honors Program Theses. 519.