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Research Article

Mimicking Insect Communication: Release and Detection of Pheromone, Biosynthesized by an Alcohol Acetyl Transferase Immobilized in a Microreactor

  • Lourdes Muñoz,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Modeling, IQAC (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Nikolay Dimov,

    Affiliation: Mesoscale Chemical Systems, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

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  • Gerard Carot-Sans,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Modeling, IQAC (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Wojciech P. Bula,

    Affiliation: Mesoscale Chemical Systems, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

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  • Angel Guerrero,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Modeling, IQAC (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Han J. G. E. Gardeniers mail

    j.g.e.gardeniers@utwente.nl

    Affiliation: Mesoscale Chemical Systems, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

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  • Published: November 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047751

About the Authors

Lourdes Muñoz, Gerard Carot-Sans, Angel Guerrero
Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Modeling, IQAC (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
Nikolay Dimov, Wojciech P. Bula, Han J. G. E. Gardeniers
Mesoscale Chemical Systems, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: j.g.e.gardeniers@utwente.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LM ND GC-S WPB AG HJGEG. Performed the experiments: LM ND GC-S WPB. Analyzed the data: LM ND GC-S WPB AG HJGEG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LM ND GC-S WPB. Wrote the paper: LM ND AG HJGEG.