Year of Publication

2012

Degree Type

Honors Thesis

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Department

Biology

Degree Name

Honors in the Major

First Advisor

Dr. Amy Lane

Abstract

New antibacterial drugs are needed to keep up with the alarming increase in infections and incidence. Historically, the majority of clinically useful drugs have been obtained from terrestrial natural sources such as plants and microorganisms. Today such terrestrial sources of drugs are diminishing, owing to rediscovery of known compounds. Fortunately marine microorganisms are in an emerging and underdeveloped source of novel compounds with promising pharmaceutical potential.

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