Bryophytes are a class of higher plants with simple structure, without flowers and seeds, using spores to reproduce, with wide distribution and strong adaptability.
Bryophyte secondary metabolites are a class of small molecule organic compounds produced by bryophyte cells during their life activities. Bryophytes produce a variety of metabolic compounds to defend against mechanical damage, environmental changes, and pathogens. Metabolites also play a role in the interaction of bryophytes with other organisms. The major secondary metabolites of mosses are class a, bibenzyl and dibenzyl, and moss secondary metabolites are mainly flavonoids. The secondary metabolites of moss plants have regulatory plant growth, bacterial inhibition, insect repellency, antitumor and various other medicinal activities.
Creative Proteomics provides metabolomics solutions based on chromatography and mass spectrometry technologies to help detect the species and biological activity of moss secondary metabolites, seek biomarker sets that explain ecological functions or organism interactions, promote the development and conservation of moss resources, and accelerate the effective exploitation of moss secondary metabolites.