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The oxylipin chemistry of attraction and defense in brown algae and diatoms

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Abstract

This review covers the research on brown algal pheromones from the first structural characterisation of an active principle in 1971 to the recent detailed insight into their biosynthesis. Development of analytical methods and bioassays that lead to the identification of a structural variety of different fatty acid-derived pheromones are reported. Special emphasis is focused on the inactivation of initially released pheromones through pericyclic reactions. The impact of pheromone-research on the defensive chemistry of brown algae and diatoms is discussed. 121 references are cited.

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The article was received on 07 Jul 2001 and first published on 15 Nov 2001


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/A806888G
Citation: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2002,19, 108-122
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    The oxylipin chemistry of attraction and defense in brown algae and diatoms

    G. Pohnert and W. Boland, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2002, 19, 108
    DOI: 10.1039/A806888G

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