The biosynthesis of tetrahymanol in bacteria

In our latest journal club, we discussed the biosynthesis of tetrahymanol (Fig. 1) in Bacteria 1, which is of importance in organic geochemistry as it is the precursor of the biomarker gammacerane. Gammacerane is a pentacyclic triterpenoid (Fig. 1) and was documented for the first time in the Green River Shale in 1966 2, while … More The biosynthesis of tetrahymanol in bacteria