, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 199-202

De Novo terpenoid biosynthesis by the dendronotid nudibranch Melibe leonina

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Summary.

Stable isotope feeding studies using [1,2-13C2]-sodium acetate have demonstrated that 2,6-dimethyl-5-heptenal (1), a putative defensive allomone, is made by the Dendronotid nudibranch Melibe leonina via de novo biosynthesis.

Received 13 May 2000; accepted 21 June 2002