Mass Spectrometric Analysis and Antibiotic Activity of Endophytes from Juniperus Virginiana
Steven Fortucci1, Christine E. MacTaylor2

1Steven Fortucci, is a recent graduate of Salem State University, Salem, MA, USA with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.
2Christine E. MacTaylor, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Salem State University, Salem, MA USA.
Manuscript received on March 28, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on April 03, 2021. | Manuscript published on April 10, 2021. | PP: 13-15 | Volume-1 Issue-1, Aprl 2021 | Retrieval Number:100.1/ijac.A2004101221
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Abstract: Endophytes are becoming a major source of novel-use products, showing prevalent worth throughout problem areas involving pharmaceuticals as well as agricultural problems of bacterial, fungal, and pest control. Samples from the Eastern Red Cedar, Juniperus virginiana, were examined for novel fungal endophytes. Endophytes were tested for antibiotic resistance and studied for potential biofuel precursors and agricultural usess. Two natural product compounds with potential industrial applications were identified and antibacterial bioactivity was demonstrated through endophytic fungi originating from the twig stems of the tree.
Keywords: Endophyte, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry [GC-MS], Antibacterial Bioactivity.