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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

I. INTRODUCTION

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.