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Table 1 Comparison of acyl acceptor specificities of different wax ester synthases using palmitoyl coenzyme A as the acyl donor

From: Functional expression and characterization of five wax ester synthases in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and their utility for biodiesel production

Acyl acceptor Wax ester synthase activity (pmol/mg protein/min)
  CB0 CB1 CB2 CB3 CB4 CB5
Ethanol 0.67 ± 0.15 4.6 ± 0.55 8.1 ± 1.87 2.7 ± 0.37 3.8 ± 0.51 5.9 ± 0.83
Butanol 0.42 ± 0.21 10.8 ± 1.60 14.6 ± 1.75 6.8 ± 0.82 3.5 ± 0.53 4.2 ± 0.46
1-hexanol 0.72 ± 0.20 17.3 ± 2.04 33.8 ± 3.77 16.1 ± 2.29 10.2 ± 1. 59 18.7 ± 2.19
1-octanol 0.83 ± 0.19 23.0 ± 2.39 45.7 ± 4.51 32.3 ± 3.84 22.3 ± 2.44 17.7 ± 1.67
1-decanol 0.75 ± 0.21 19.7 ± 3.11 41.1 ± 4.13 37.3 ± 3.90 33.5 ± 2.22 27.5 ± 2.50
1-dodecanol 0.78 ± 0.17 31.8 ± 3.48 48.4 ± 4.56 36.7 ± 3.78 44.2 ± 3.07 42.8 ± 3.11
1-tetradecanol 0.81 ± 0.27 45.0 ± 4.72 49.7 ± 4.38 33.5 ± 3.66 35.1 ± 2.87 36.5 ± 3.03
1-hexadecanol 0.90 ± 0.20 41.6 ± 2.21 49.0 ± 3.65 28.9 ± 3.29 35.5 ± 2.91 39.1 ± 2.72
1-octadecanol 0.77 ± 0.21 43.6 ± 2.21 40.1 ± 3.77 30.9 ± 3.12 39.5 ± 2.64 38.3 ± 2.32
  1. Values are the mean of at least three independent assays ± standard deviation.