Biosynthesis of long-chain fatty alcohols in Phytophthora cactorum

Allan E. Stafford, W. David Nes

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Abstract

Phytophthora cactorum, cultured on a synthetic medium, produced a mixture of long-chain fatty alcohols (primary:even) in the homologous series between 22 and 32 C atoms. [2-14C]Acetate, but not [2-14C]mevalonate, was actively incorporated into this mixture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-379
Number of pages6
JournalExperimental Mycology
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1983

Keywords

  • Oomycetes
  • Phytophthora cactorum
  • Pythiaceae
  • octacosanol
  • triacontanol

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