Characterization of Mannitol-2-Dehydrogenase in Saccharina japonica: Evidence for a New Polyol-Specific Long-Chain Dehydrogenases/Reductase

Abstract

Mannitol plays a crucial role in brown algae, acting as carbon storage, organic osmolytes and antioxidant. Transcriptomic analysis of Saccharina japonica revealed that the relative genes involved in the mannitol cycle are existent. Full-length sequence of mannitol-2-dehydrogenase (M2DH) gene was obtained, with one open reading frame of 2,007 bp which… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097935

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