Commentary | Published:

A new paradigm for drug discovery in tropical rainforests

Nature Biotechnology volume 14, pages 12001202 (1996) | Download Citation

Subjects

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    1993. Tropical forest biodiversity and the potential for new medicinal plants, pp. 13–24 in Human Medicinal Agents from Plants. American Chemical Society (ACS Symposium Series 534), Washington, DC.

  2. 2.

    1976. American Naturalist. 110: 261–284.

  3. 3.

    and 1991. Comparison of herbivory and plant defenses in temperate and tropical broad-leaved forests, pp. 25–49 in Plant-Animal Interactions, Price P.W., Lewinsohn, T.M., Fernandes, G.W., and Benson, W.W. (eds.). John Wiley and Sons, New York.

  4. 4.

    and 1996. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst.27: In press.

  5. 5.

    et al. 1996. Medicinal Resources of the Tropical Forest. Biodiversity and its Importance to Human Health. Columbia University Press, New York.

  6. 6.

    et al. 1996. Biodiversity prospecting., pp. 142–173 in Medicinal Resources of the Tropical Forest. Biodiversity and its Importance to Human Health. Balick, M.J., Elisabetsky, E., and Laird, S.A. (eds.). Columbia University Press, New York.

  7. 7.

    and 1996. Antiherbivore defenses of young tropical leaves: Physiological constraints and ecological tradeoffs, pp. 305–336 in Tropical Forest Plant Ecophysiology, Mulkey S.S., Chazdon, R.L, and Smith A.P. (eds.)., Chapman and Hall, New York.

  8. 8.

    et al. 1993. Simple benchtop bioassays (brine shrimp and potato discs) for the discovery of plant antitumor compounds: review of recent progress, pp. 112–137 in Human Medicinal Agents from Plants. American Chemical Society (ACS Symposium Series 534), Washington DC.

  9. 9.

    and 1993. Discovery and development of novel prototype antibiotics for opportunistic infections related to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, pp. 228–241 in Human Medicinal Agents From Plants. American Chemical Society (ACS Symposium Series 534), Washington, DC.

  10. 10.

    et al. 1993. Planta Medica 59: 250–253.

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Todd Capson, Phyllis Coley, and Thomas Kursar are at the department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. Thomas Kursar is also at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama.

    • Todd L. Capson
    • , Phyllis D. Coley
    •  & Thomas A. Kursar

Authors

  1. Search for Todd L. Capson in:

  2. Search for Phyllis D. Coley in:

  3. Search for Thomas A. Kursar in:

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt1096-1200

Further reading

Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing