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Fig. 4 | Biotechnology for Biofuels

Fig. 4

From: Engineering the fatty acid synthesis pathway in Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 improves omega-3 fatty acid production

Fig. 4

Effect of the fabB overexpression on FA composition. a Enzymatic reaction catalyzed by FabB and FabF. The KASs type I and II, FabB and FabF, catalyze the Claisen condensation of FA-thioesters and malonyl-ACP to form a β-ketoacyl-ACP intermediate elongated by two carbon atoms (β-oxo-(C)-acyl-ACP). “R” represents the hydrocarbon chain and “(C)” the number of carbon present in the FA. b FA content of wt Se7942 (green bars) and the fabB overexpressing mutants MSM19 (blue) and MSM27 (purple). Data are the average of at least three independent biological replicates and are represented as the mean + SD. **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001, by unpaired Student’s t test

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