CHEMOECOLOGY

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 199–202

De Novo terpenoid biosynthesis by the dendronotid nudibranch Melibe leonina

  • Todd Barsby
  • Roger G. Linington
  • Raymond J. Andersen

DOI: 10.1007/PL00012669

Cite this article as:
Barsby, T., Linington, R. & Andersen, R. Chemoecology (2002) 12: 199. doi:10.1007/PL00012669

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.

Key words. Chemical — defense nudibranch — biosynthesis — terpenoid

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Todd Barsby
    • 1
  • Roger G. Linington
    • 1
  • Raymond J. Andersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Chemistry and Oceanography-Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1, CanadaCA