Barry Harter, AFSRC Biological Science Technician, teaches Dr. Theophilus Mutui, Moi University, Kenya, the extraction steps to isolate secondary metabolites and antioxidants from plants. Dr. Mutui visited AFSRC to learn cutting edge natural product extraction and analytical technologies from Dr. Jorge Ferreira (Horticulturist). His trip was sponsored by a grant from the International Atomic Energy Agency (Austria). Plant extracts produced by the accelerated solvent extraction system are rich in bioactive secondary metabolites and antioxidant flavonoids that may have potential for use as anthelmintics/dewormers to help control parasites and other microorganisms in grazing livestock.
Photo by Dr. Jorge Ferreira