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De Novo terpenoid biosynthesis by the dendronotid nudibranch Melibe leonina

TitleDe Novo terpenoid biosynthesis by the dendronotid nudibranch Melibe leonina
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBarsby, T, Linington, RG, Andersen, RJ
JournalChemoecology
Volume12
Pagination199-202
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0937-7409
Keywordsbiosynthesis, CADLINA-LUTEOMARGINATA, chemical, CHEMICAL DEFENSE, defense nudibranch, DORID-NUDIBRANCHS, ECOLOGY, ISOTOPE INCORPORATION EVIDENCE, OPISTHOBRANCH MOLLUSK, ORIGIN, terpenoid, TRIOPHAMINE
Abstract

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

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