Biosynthesis of the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone

Andrew P. Jarvis, Juergen Liebig, Berthold Hoelldobler, Neil J. Oldham

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Abstract

Using stable isotope-labelled probes and mass spectrometry, the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone is shown to be biosynthesised from three propionate units following a polyketide/fatty acid-type metabolic route.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1196-1197
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Volume10
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 21 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Polyketides
Pheromones
Biosynthesis
Propionates
Isotopes
Mass spectrometry
Fatty Acids
4-methyl-3-heptanone

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Biosynthesis of the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone. / Jarvis, Andrew P.; Liebig, Juergen; Hoelldobler, Berthold; Oldham, Neil J.

In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 10, No. 10, 21.05.2004, p. 1196-1197.

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Jarvis, Andrew P. ; Liebig, Juergen ; Hoelldobler, Berthold ; Oldham, Neil J. / Biosynthesis of the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone. In: Chemical Communications. 2004 ; Vol. 10, No. 10. pp. 1196-1197.
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