The enzyme is involved in synthesis of 2-[2-O-(α-D-mannopranosyl)-α-D-glucopyranosyl]-D-glycerate. Petrotoga miotherma and Petrotoga mobilis accumulate this compound in response to water stress imposed by salt.
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