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Nature Chemistry volume 3, pages 422423 (2011) | Download Citation

A highly inventive route for the synthesis of a key substance that stimulates potato cyst nematodes to hatch has been developed. This discovery has potential to impact food supplies, as treatment of crops with this compound could alleviate the devastating effect of these parasites.

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  1. Scott A. Snyder is in the Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA.

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