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Issue 10, 2004
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Biosynthesis of the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone

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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.

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

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The article was received on 03 Mar 2004, accepted on 22 Mar 2004 and first published on 14 Apr 2004

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B403186E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2004, 1196-1197
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    Biosynthesis of the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone

    A. P. Jarvis, J. Liebig, B. Hölldobler and N. J. Oldham, Chem. Commun., 2004, 1196
    DOI: 10.1039/B403186E

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