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The chemical biology of dimethylsulfoniopropionate

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Dimethylsulfoniopropionate is a highly abundant sulfur metabolite in marine ecosystems. Its biosynthesis by different organisms including plants, marine algae and dinoflagellates is discussed. Furthermore, the accumulated knowledge about bacterial uptake systems and its climatically relevant degradation by marine bacteria to methanethiol or dimethylsulfide is presented. Finally, uptake and degradation of synthetic DMSP analogs are addressed.

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The article was received on 14 Nov 2014, accepted on 18 Dec 2014 and first published on 02 Jan 2015


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB02407A
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015,13, 1954-1968

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    The chemical biology of dimethylsulfoniopropionate

    J. S. Dickschat, P. Rabe and C. A. Citron, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 1954
    DOI: 10.1039/C4OB02407A

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