chitin in protists

AROGER at AC.DAL.CA AROGER at AC.DAL.CA
Tue Oct 3 00:04:00 EST 1995


Hi, 

I'm wondering about the phylogenetic distribution of
the polysaccharide chitin in eukaryotes.  I know that
it is found in metazoa and fungi.  In protista it is
found in the spore walls of microsporidia.  Does anyone
know where else it might be found?  I'm interested to
see if it can be used as a phylogenetic character. If it
is ubiquitous amongst protista then I won't worry about
it. 

Cheers
Andrew J. Roger
aroger at ac.dal.ca> 
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