Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 475–482

Three highly odorous metabolites from an actinomycete: 2-Isopropyl-3-methoxy-pyrazine, methylisoborneol, and geosmin

  • Nancy N. Gerber

DOI: 10.1007/BF00988190

Cite this article as:
Gerber, N.N. J Chem Ecol (1977) 3: 475. doi:10.1007/BF00988190


The highly odorous metabolites isopropylmethoxypyrazine, methylisoborneol, and geosmin were identified from aStreptomyces sp. Their role in the odor pollution of water is discussed. 2-Isopropyl-3-methoxypyrazine has not been reported previously from actinomycetes.

Key words

ActinomyceteStreptomyces2-isopropyl-3-methoxy-pyrazinemethylisoborneolgeosminactinomycete odormetabolite odor

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© Plenum Publishing Corp 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy N. Gerber
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Waksman Institute of Microbiology Rutgers UniversityUSA
  2. 2.The State University of New JerseyNew Brunswick