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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Biosynthetic pathway of aliphatic formates via a Baeyer-Villiger oxidation in mechanism present in astigmatid mites.


PMID 28223501

Abstract

Astigmatid mites depend on bioactive glandular secretions, pheromones, and defensive agents to mediate intra- and interspecies interactions. Aliphatic formates, such as (