New Caledonia: A ‘ Hot Spot’ for Valuable Chemodiversity

@article{Coulerie2016NewCA,
  title={New Caledonia: A ‘ Hot Spot’ for Valuable Chemodiversity},
  author={Paul Coulerie and Cyril Poullain},
  journal={Chemistry \& Biodiversity},
  year={2016},
  volume={13}
}
The flora of New Caledonia encompasses more than 3000 plant species and almost 80% are endemic. New Caledonia is considered as a ‘hot spot’ for biodiversity. With the current global loss of biodiversity and the fact that several drugs and pesticides become obsolete, there is an urgent need to increase sampling and research on new natural products. In this context, we review the chemical knowledge available on New Caledonian native flora from economical perspectives. We expect that a better… Expand
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