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Rapid wound-activated transformation of the green algal defensive metabolite caulerpenyne

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Jung,  V.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Pohnert,  G.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Jung, V., & Pohnert, G. (2001). Rapid wound-activated transformation of the green algal defensive metabolite caulerpenyne. Tetrahedron, 57(33), 7169-7172. doi:10.1016/s0040-4020(01)00692-5.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A106-D
Abstract
The invasive green macro-alga Caulerpa taxifolia reacts upon wounding with rapid transformation of its main defensive metabolite caulerpenyne. The three acetate groups of this sesquiterpene are enzymatically cleaved within minutes after mechanical damag