Biosynthesis of algal pheromones. A model study with the composite Senecio isatideus.

Several cyclic and alicyclic C11 hydrocarbons have been shown to act as gamete releasing and/or attracting pheromones during sexual reproduction of brown algae (Phaeophyceae). The same compounds are also found in the essential oils of various plants, of which the occurrence of the cycloheptadiene-pheromone ectocarpene in Senecio isatideus (Compositae) is… CONTINUE READING