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A Pesticide-free Future?

27 April 2015
Aphid with enzyme and molecule

The Cardiff University website is publicising research performed by the Allemann group and scientists at Rothamsted Research. Working together, we have created molecules which mirror a natural occurring smell known to repel insects by creating analogues of fanesyl diphosphate that are cyclised by (S)-germacrene D synthase to give new odourants.