Phytogenesis of halomethanes: A product ofselection or a metabolic accident?

@article{Manley2002PhytogenesisOH,
  title={Phytogenesis of halomethanes: A product ofselection or a metabolic accident?},
  author={Steven L. Manley},
  journal={Biogeochemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={60},
  pages={163-180}
}
  • S. Manley
  • Published 2002
  • Chemistry
  • Biogeochemistry
Phytoplankton (microalgae), seaweeds(macroalgae), higher plants and fungi producehalomethanes. Algae and fungi produce bothmethyl halides and polyhalomethanes, whereasplants are known to produce only methylhalides. Why these organisms producehalomethanes is a question frequently asked bychemists and biologists. This question impliesthat halomethanes have a function and have aselective value to the producing organism.Except for some fungi, the evolutionaryadvantage of producing halomethanes may… Expand

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