Altritol synthesis by Notheia anomala.

@article{Raven2001AltritolSB,
  title={Altritol synthesis by Notheia anomala.},
  author={J. Raven and J. Beardall and J. A. Chudek and C. Scrimgeour and M. Clayton and S. Mcinroy},
  journal={Phytochemistry},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={
          389-94
        }
}
The linear hexitol altritol has only been identified in six genera, all of them in the order Fucales of the brown algae. Five of these genera are closely related according to molecular phylogenetic and other data, while the sixth (Notheia) is an obligate epiphyte on two other altritol-containing genera with which it is symphanic. The possibility that Notheia obtains altritol from the algae on which it is epiphytic rather than by synthesizing altritol independently was investigated by supplying… Expand

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