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- Jurenka, R.A.; Haynes, K.F.; Adlof, R.O.; Bengtsson, M.; Roelofs, W.L.
- Insect biochemistry and molecular biology 1994 v.24 no.4 pp. 373
- Trichoplusia ni; sex pheromones; biosynthesis; fatty acids; mutation
- ... Comparisons in the sex pheromone biosynthetic pathway were made between a normal (wild type) and mutant strains of the cabbage looper moth, Trichoplusia ni, maintained in laboratory colonies. The sex pheromone of normal cabbage loopers consists of the major component, (Z-7-dodecenyl acetate) and five minor compounds (all acetate esters) that are biosynthesized from fatty acid precursors by a combi ...