DescriptionWe study how interactions between plants and their insect herbivores lead to the evolution of plant defenses, including plant's chemical defenses. In order to identify some of the many unknown compounds we have isolated via LC-MS from the tropical tree genus Inga (Fabaceae), we use in silico fragmentation to predict the ms/ms spectra for a given chemical structure using Competitive Fragmentation Modeling for Metabolite Identification (CFM-ID) ( This allows us to match observed ms/ms spectra with a theoretical library of known and predicted chemical structures.
OrganizationUniversity of Utah
Sponsor Campus GridOSG Connect
Principal Investigator
Thomas A. Kursar
Field Of ScienceBiological Sciences