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Metabolomics enables the structure elucidation of a diatom sex pheromone
Gillard, J.; Frenkel, J.; Devos, V.; Sabbe, K.; Paul, C.; Rempt, M.; Inzé, D.; Pohnert, G.; Vuylsteke, M.; Vyverman, W. (2013). Metabolomics enables the structure elucidation of a diatom sex pheromone. Angew. Chem. 52(3): 854-857. hdl.handle.net/10.1002/anie.201208175
In: Angewandte Chemie. Wiley: Weinheim. ISSN 0044-8249, more
Peer reviewed article  

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    VLIZ: Open Repository 279660 [ OMA ]

Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    algae; cell cycle; mass spectrometry; metabolomics; pheromones

Authors  Top 
  • Gillard, J., more
  • Frenkel, J.
  • Devos, V., more
  • Sabbe, K., more
  • Paul, C.
  • Rempt, M.
  • Inzé, D., more
  • Pohnert, G.
  • Vuylsteke, M.
  • Vyverman, W., more

Abstract
    Finding a mate: Diatoms use chemical signals to sense the presence of and find their mating partners. When the metabolic profiles of sexually active and inactive cells were compared, a highly up-regulated metabolite generated in the attracting mating type was identified as di-L-prolyl diketopiperazine, the first diatom pheromone.

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