Feeding experiment using uniformly 13C-labeled α-linolenic acid supports the involvement of the decarboxylation mechanism to produce cis-jasmone in Lasiodiplodia theobromae

In our previous report, it was found that Lasiodiplodia theobromae produced cis-jasmone via partially utilizing the biosynthetic pathway of JA. A feeding experiment using uniformly 13C-labeled α-linolenic acid, which was added to the culture media of the fungus, strongly supported that the fungus produced CJ via the decarboxylation step of the biosynthetic pathway.