A FABRICATED PAPER: HYPERACTIVE SLOTHS LEADS TO ISOLATION OF A NEW COMPOUND
(This paper was designed by a group of students for a class project, and as such is completely fabricated)
Hyperactive sloths leads to isolation of a new compound
The observation of hyperactive three-toed sloths, Bradypus variegates, on the island of Barro Colorado is due to the addition of Panamae caenaela to their diets. P. caenaela is only found on the Barro Colorado Island which explains why only hyperactive sloths were found on the Barro Colorado Island. Using gas chromatography/ mass spectrometry analysis, we were able to isolate the compound responsible for the hyperactive behaviour of the sloth. The compound was determined to be N-methyl-1-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)-2aminopropane. We have named it MMAP for short.