Appendix 4 Internet Access to Natual Product Information
Arizona/New Mexico Herbaria ... http://sevilleta.unm.edu/plant/herb/chaznm-home.htm Association of Biodiversity ... http://www.abi.org/abi/abi.html BPS Homepage ... http://cnas.ucr.edu/-bps/homepage.html Herb Research Foundation ... http://sunsite.unc.edu/herbs Internet Directory for Botany ... http://meena.cc.uregina.ca/-liushus/bio/botany.html Museum of SW Biology ... http://sevilleta.unm.edu/msb/herbarium.html NAU Deaver Herbarium ... http://www.nau.edu/-deaver/ Tree of Life ... http://phylogeny.arizona.edu/tree/phylogeny.html U. Arizona ... http://www.arizona.edu/ U. Florida Herbarium (FLAS) ... http://nabalu.flas.ufl.edu/flashome.html U. Hawaii/Manoa ... http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/ United Nations: Convention on Biodiversity ... http://www.unep.ch/bio/biodiv.html
Natural products are, without challenge, the richest resource of chemical diversity. Theoretically, their efficient use can provide the optimum opportunity for the discovery of new bioactive substances in a high throughput screening (HTS) program. Practically, such use carries with it logistic and technological demands that are often beyond the capabilities and budgets assigned. Small start-up companies are especially susceptible to these barriers unless their initial organization has specifically targeted this approach.