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Dictyota dichotoma (Phaeophyceae): Identification of the sperm attractant

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Mueller, D. G., Gassmann, G., Boland, W., Marner, F., & Jaenicke, L. (1981). Dictyota dichotoma (Phaeophyceae): Identification of the sperm attractant. Science, 212(4498), 1040-1041. doi:10.1126/science.212.4498.1040.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A21E-4
Abstract
Freshly released eggs of the marine brown alga D. dichotoma secrete a substance that attracts spermatozoids. This compound was identified as n-butylcyclohepta-2,5-diene. It is closely related to attractants in several other brown algae and confirms that