We thank Prof. Dr. W. Boland for his support during the preparation of this work. The DFG (G.P.) and the EC (I.F.) are acknowledged for funding.
Unprecedented Lipoxygenase/Hydroperoxide Lyase Pathways in the Moss Physcomitrella patens†
Article first published online: 15 DEC 2004
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 44, Issue 1, pages 158–161, December 17, 2004
How to Cite
Wichard, T., Göbel, C., Feussner, I. and Pohnert, G. (2005), Unprecedented Lipoxygenase/Hydroperoxide Lyase Pathways in the Moss Physcomitrella patens. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44: 158–161. doi: 10.1002/anie.200460686
- Issue published online: 15 DEC 2004
- Article first published online: 15 DEC 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 30 JUL 2004
- Manuscript Received: 17 MAY 2004
- fatty acids;
- mass spectrometry;
- UV/Vis spectroscopy
Weapons of moss destruction: Previously unknown lipoxygenase biosynthetic pathways in the moss Physcomitrella patens transform arachidonic acid into metabolites typical of animals, plants, algae, and mushrooms when the moss is damaged (see scheme). In this way metabolic themes from all these organisms are combined uniquely.