Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 6

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

52_03b/2013Back Cover: Metabolomics Enables the Structure Elucidation of a Diatom Sex Pheromone (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 3/2013)

Asexual division of the diatom Seminavis robusta (see picture) results in size reduction owing to the restriction of the biomineralized cell wall. Below a critical size, diatoms must find a suitable partner for mating and sexual reproduction. In their Communication on page 854 ff., G. Pohnert et al. describe metabolomic studies in which l-diproline was identified as the first diatom pheromone.

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