Profiling Chemical Plasticity and Activity in Caribbean Sponges Across Phenotypes, Geography, and Depth
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences
This study seeks to address several open questions in the field sponge chemical ecology. What environmental cues result in differences in the composition and amount of secondary metabolites produced by a species? To what degree does production of secondary metabolites within a species vary? Do differences in metabolic profiles correspond to differences in morphological phenotypes? Do similar environmental cues induce differences in secondary metabolite production across sponge taxa. And finally, if so, do these differences in secondary metabolite production result in similar chemical bioactivities, such as bacterial growth inhibition or promotion.
Clayshulte, Amelia, "Profiling Chemical Plasticity and Activity in Caribbean Sponges Across Phenotypes, Geography, and Depth" (2019). Graduate Student Council Research Grants. 21.