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Nat Prod Rep. 2007 Aug;24(4):814-42. Epub 2007 Apr 17.

Bacterial volatiles: the smell of small organisms.

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Institute of Organic Chemistry, Technical University of Braunschweig, Hagenring 30, 38106, Braunschweig, Germany. stefan.schulz@tu-bs.de

Abstract

This review describes volatiles released into the air by bacteria growing on defined media. Their occurrence, function, and biosynthesis are discussed, and a total of 308 references are cited. An effort has been made to organize the compounds according to their biosynthetic origin.

PMID:
17653361
DOI:
10.1039/b507392h
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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