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Medium and Long-chain Fatty Acid Synthesis

  • John L. Harwood

Abstract

De novo fatty acid synthesis in plant tissues appears to be catalysed by the operation of a high molecular weight (multifunctional protein) acetyl-CoA carboxylase and a Type II fatty acid synthetase. Elongation of the product of the synthetase, or of endogenous acids, is catalysed by Type III fatty acid synthetases with malonyl-CoA as the source of the additional carbons.

Keywords

Fatty Acid Synthesis Castor Bean Fatty Acid Synthetase Lignoceric Acid Subunit Molecular Weight 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • John L. Harwood
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity CollegeCardiffUK

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