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Fig. 1 | Biotechnology for Biofuels

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From: Engineering acyl carrier protein to enhance production of shortened fatty acids

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Overview of fatty acid synthesis. Fatty acid synthesis proceeds through iterative cycles of elongation. In each cycle, the acyl chain is extended by 2-carbons using a malonyl-ACP as a carbon donor (by FabB or FabF) and subsequently reduced into a saturated chain (by FabG, FabA, FabZ, and FabI). From the first 2-carbon malonyl-ACP to the final length fatty acid processed through this cycle, the hydrophobic acyl chain is attached to and shielded by the ACP instead of existing in a free form

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