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The Laboratory of Natural Product Chemistry has aimed to investigate the secondary metabolism of ancient Angiospermae contributing to the understanding basic biological events. Since the secondary compounds are biosynthesized in a taxon-dependent manner, the investigation of ecophysiological process, including the biosynthetic pathways, in species cultivated under greenhouse and in vitro conditions, would contribute to describe the richness of biodiversity. The bioprospecting studies looking to unravell biologically active compounds (antifungi, molluscicides, insecticide, antichagasic and antioxidants) and adding value to the native species is the expected way to contribute in auto-sustainable conservation programs.