Faculty Advisor

Weathers, Pamela

Abstract

Resveratrol and resveratrol derivatives are naturally occurring stilbenes found in a number of plants and believed to function as phytoalexins, antibiotic compounds produced in plants as part of a pathogen defense mechanism. They have recently been associated with many potential health benefits as antioxidant and anticancer agents. This project built upon the work of Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar in investigating trans-resveratrol and its derivatives in relation to the different levels of pathogen resistance found in peanut cultivars Hull and Andru II.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2008

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

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Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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