Interactions among organisms on a coral reef and how secondary metabolites influence the community structure of the reef.
1. Describe the interactions among organisms on a coral reef and how secondary metabolites influence the community structure of the reef?2. Explain how bacteria use chemical communication to positively and negatively affect other species, using examples for primary literature.3. Describe the difference between secondary metabolites having a direct vs. an indirect effect on the organsims they target.4. What goes into determining which species’ natural products should be explored for their potential use in treatment of cancer?5. Design a study that explores how chemical communication between species can be used to improve agricultural practices.