Get access

Novel Acetylenic Oxylipins from the Moss Dicranum scoparium with Antifeeding Activity against Herbivorous Slugs


  • We thank the DFG (PO628/5-1) and the VolkswagenFoundation for funding. Paulina Dabrowska is acknowledged for helpful support in the GC/MS studies.


original image

A slug stopper: The defensive properties of oxylipins from the moss Dicranum scoparium are far more active than required to fend off herbivory by a common slug. The precursor-guided structure elucidation of seven novel and several known unusual oxylipins was supported by chemometric data mining.