Presenter Information

Serena Moge

Faculty Sponsor

Christine MacTaylor

Status

Undergraduate

Publication Date

5-1-2021

Department

Chemistry and Physics

Description

The study of medicinal plants is a rapidly growing area of research. Historically, medicinal plants have been used in traditional medicine from which many modern medicines are inspired. Plant essential oils are promising natural products as they exhibit biological, medicinal, and nutritional properties. Endophytes are microbes that are found in plants and have symbiotic relationships with the plants they reside in. Endophytes are relatively less-studied microorganisms that present various benefits due to their bioactive metabolites. The purpose of this research is to grow and isolate endophytes from locally-grown goldenrod and analyze the medicinal properties of this plant based on the compounds found in it.

Presentation Type

Poster

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An Investigation into the Endophytic Medicinal and Biological Properties of Solidago sempervirens

The study of medicinal plants is a rapidly growing area of research. Historically, medicinal plants have been used in traditional medicine from which many modern medicines are inspired. Plant essential oils are promising natural products as they exhibit biological, medicinal, and nutritional properties. Endophytes are microbes that are found in plants and have symbiotic relationships with the plants they reside in. Endophytes are relatively less-studied microorganisms that present various benefits due to their bioactive metabolites. The purpose of this research is to grow and isolate endophytes from locally-grown goldenrod and analyze the medicinal properties of this plant based on the compounds found in it.