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Are iridoids in leaf beetle larvae synthesized de novo or derived from plant precursors? A methodological approach

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Søe,  Astrid R. B.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Prof. Dr. W. Boland, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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

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

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

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Søe, A. R. B., Bartram, S., Gatto, N., & Boland, W. (2004). Are iridoids in leaf beetle larvae synthesized de novo or derived from plant precursors? A methodological approach. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, 40(3), 175-180. doi:10.1080/10256010410001674994.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A374-5
Abstract
Iridoids, belonging to a group of cyclopentanoid monoterpenoids, are secreted by many species of leaf beetles as a defense against predators. Using chemically modified precursors of iridoid biosynthesis, it has been shown that some leaf beetle larvae ca