A new research article by Dr. Sean Brady and his team at the Rockefeller University laboratory of genetically encoded small molecules has been published in the prestigious scientific journal PNAS focusing on the biosynthetic diversity of bacterial natural products across different urban parks in the New York City area. The study suggests that deeper investigation of the local microbial environment could potentially yield a higher success rate for the characterization of new natural products. This research study was also featured in an article by the Wall Street Journal.
- Charlop-Powers, Z. et al. Urban park soil microbiomes are a rich reservoir of natural product biosynthetic diversity . Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1615581113 (2016)