A four-carbon sugar formed from erythrose by reduction of the carbonyl group and occurring in algae, lichens, grasses, and several fungi. It is about twice as sweet as sucrose.

Chemical name: 1,2,3,4-Butanetetrol, (R*,S*)-

(12 Dec 1998)

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