By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.
Fucitol is a sugar (fucose) alcohol that derives its name from a North Atlantic seaweed named Fucus vesiculosus. Fucose kinase is abbreviated as fuc-K. There are proteins from the E. coli K-12 gene named Fuc-U and Fuc-R.
Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.
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