Terminal fatty-acyl-CoA desaturase involved in sex pheromone biosynthesis in the winter moth (Operophtera brumata).

@article{Ding2011TerminalFD,
  title={Terminal fatty-acyl-CoA desaturase involved in sex pheromone biosynthesis in the winter moth (Operophtera brumata).},
  author={Bao-Jian Ding and Marjorie A. Li{\'e}nard and Hongwei Wang and C Zhao and Christer L{\"o}fstedt},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={715-22}
}
The winter moth (Operophtera brumata L., Lepidoptera: Geometridae) utilizes a single hydrocarbon, 1,Z3,Z6,Z9-nonadecatetraene, as its sex pheromone. We tested the hypothesis that a fatty acid precursor, Z11,Z14,Z17,19-nonadecanoic acid, is biosynthesized from α-linolenic acid, through chain elongation by one 2-carbon unit, and subsequent methyl-terminus… CONTINUE READING