I saw this documentary at 3 a.m. 4 years ago on PBS and it is what started my deluge into natural products research.

http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/jewels_of_the_jungle

It follows the work of Dr. Gary Strobel  http://plantsciences.montana.edu/facultyorstaff/faculty/strobel/ and his research on the amazing relationship that plants and fungi share.

Look up the history of Taxol for an interesting read.

More pictures and information will be updated soon, need to gather some sources to cite and recommend some good papers to read.

But in the mean time, don’t let that stop you from reading up on them yourself!