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Stereochemical specificity of Lamoxirene, the sperm-releasing pheromone in kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae)

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Maier,  I.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Hertweck,  C.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Boland,  W.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Maier, I., Hertweck, C., & Boland, W. (2001). Stereochemical specificity of Lamoxirene, the sperm-releasing pheromone in kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae). Biological Bulletin, 201(2), 121-125. doi:10.2307/1543327.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A1BD-4
Abstract
Sexual reproduction in the large brown seaweeds of the Laminariales, commonly called kelp, involves signaling chemicals, or "pheromones," that induce sperm release from antheridia and subsequent chemotactic orientation of sperm towards the luring eggs.