Location: Natural Products Utilization Research
2008 Annual Report
3. Research involvement in Deployed War-Fighter Protection (DWFP) Program began in 2007 and continued to expand in 2008 as NPURU increased it’s output of extracts and pure compounds to other ARS labs in this program. One Invention Disclosure for mosquito deterrent activity is in progress. This research fulfills major components of the NP 306 missions for U.S. agriculture. Quality Characterization, Preservation, and Enhancement are addressed through the discovery and development of environmentally friendly strategies for plant and animal pathogen control (NP 306) and veterinary, medical, and urban entomology (NP 104).
Shilabin, A., Kasanah, N., Wedge, D.E., Hamann, M.T. 2007. The Lysosome and HER3 (ErbB3) Selective Anticancer Agent Kahalalide F: Semisynthetic Modifications and Antifungal Lead-Exploration Studies. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 50:4340-4350.
Zhou, L., Wedge, D.E. 2008. Agricultural Application of Higher Plants for Their Antimicrobial Potentials in China. In Crop Protection Research Advances, E.N. Burton and P.V. Williams, Eds., Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY. PP. 55-75.
Abril, M., Curry, K.J., Smith, B.J., Wedge, D.E. 2008. Improved Microassays Used to Test Natural Product-Based and Conventional Fungicides on Plant Pathogenic Fungi. Plant Disease. 92(1):106-112.
Tabanca, N., Demirci, B., Crockett, S.L., Can Baser, K., Wedge, D.E. 2007. Chemical Composition and Antifungal Activity of Arnica longifolia, Aster hesperius and Chrysothamnus nauseosus Essential Oils. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55(21):8430-8435.
Tabanca, N., Demirci, F., Demirci, B., Wedge, D.E., Can Baser, K. 2007. Composition, Enantiomeric Distribution and Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oil of Tanacetum argenteum subsp. flabellifolium Essential Oil. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis. 45:714-719.
Wang, X., Wedge, D.E., Tabanca, N., Johnson, R.D., Cutler, S.J., Pace, P., Smith, B.J., Zhou, L. 2008. Development of a Miniaturized 24-well Strawberry Leaf Disk Bioassay for Evaluating Natural Fungicides. Natural Product Communications. 3(7):1079-1084.
Tabanca, N., Wedge, D.E., Wang, X., Demirci, B., Baser, K., Zhou, L., Cutler, S.J. 2008. Chemical Composition and Antifungal Activity of Angelica sinensis Essential Oil Against Three Colletotrichum Species. Natural Product Communications. 3(7):1073-1078.