Glycerol metabolism in hypersaline environments.

  title={Glycerol metabolism in hypersaline environments.},
  author={Aharon Oren},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  volume={19 3},
Glycerol is a key compound for the understanding of the microbiology of hypersaline environments. At the highest salt concentrations the main or even sole primary producer is the green unicellular alga Dunaliella, which uses photosynthetically produced glycerol as osmotic stabilizer and compatible solute. Glycerol can be expected to be a major carbon source… CONTINUE READING