2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Symposium

Title

Bioactive Secondary Metabolites from Cave Dwelling Fungi

Location

ScholarSpace, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

Document Type

poster

Abstract

Living organisms produce both “primary” and “secondary” metabolites. Primary metabolites are necessary to the organisms survival, as well as ubiquitous to life and include proteins, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. Secondary metabolites however, are unique to various species and help to catalyze reactions for particular organisms. Some examples of secondary metabolites are “penicillin” which is produced by fungi to inhibit the growth of bacteria, as well as ecdysone which catalyzes molting in insects. This research project aims to discover and identify secondary metabolites produced by cave-dwelling fungi. The metabolites of interest will inhibit microbial growth and could lead to the production of new pharmaceutical antibiotics

Start Date

29-7-2022 11:00 AM

End Date

29-7-2022 1:30 PM

Event Host

Summer Undergraduate Research Program, University of Northern Iowa

Faculty Advisor

Kirk Manfredi

Department

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Bioactive Secondary Metabolites from Cave Dwelling Fungi

ScholarSpace, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Living organisms produce both “primary” and “secondary” metabolites. Primary metabolites are necessary to the organisms survival, as well as ubiquitous to life and include proteins, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. Secondary metabolites however, are unique to various species and help to catalyze reactions for particular organisms. Some examples of secondary metabolites are “penicillin” which is produced by fungi to inhibit the growth of bacteria, as well as ecdysone which catalyzes molting in insects. This research project aims to discover and identify secondary metabolites produced by cave-dwelling fungi. The metabolites of interest will inhibit microbial growth and could lead to the production of new pharmaceutical antibiotics