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Record number 425049
Title The Biosynthesis of Hexahydrofarnesylacetone in the Butterfly Pieris brassicae
Author(s) Schulz, S.; Yildizhan, S.; Loon, J.J.A. van
Source Journal of Chemical Ecology 37 (2011)4. - ISSN 0098-0331 - p. 360 - 363.
Department(s) Laboratory of Entomology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) sex-pheromone
Abstract Hexahydrofarnesylacetone (6,10,14-trimethylpentadecan-2-one, 1) is a widespread ketone occurring in plants and insects. Several species use this compound or the respective alcohol as part of their pheromone bouquet. Here, we showed by using deuterium labeled phytol (3) and GC-MS experiments that the Large Cabbage White butterfly Pieris brassicae can take up phytol in the larval stage and transforms it into 1 by oxidative degradation.
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