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- Roelofs, W.L., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- 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 ...
- Roelofs, W.L., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 1998 v.95 no.26 pp. 15287-15292
- genetic transformation; gene transfer; messenger RNA; animal glands; Trichoplusia ni; complementary DNA; open reading frames; enzyme activity; unsaturated fatty acids; mutation; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; amino acid sequences; gene expression; genetic complementation; hydrophobicity; molecular weight; stearoyl-CoA desaturase
- ... Desaturation of coenenzyme-A esters of saturated fatty acids is a common feature of sex pheromone biosynthetic pathways in the Lepidoptera. The enzymes that catalyze this step share several biochemical properties with the ubiquitous acyl-Co delta 9-desaturases of animals and fungi, suggesting a common ancestral origin. Unlike metabolic acyl-CoA delta 9-desaturases, pheromone desaturases have evolv ...
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