Lipid Biosynthesis in Olives

  • John Harwood
  • Juan Sánchez

Abstract

Olive fruits, as do most oil crops, accumulate lipid in the form of different molecular species of triacylglycerols. Therefore, in discussing the biosynthesis of olive oil, one must consider, first, how the acyl chains are produced and, second, how these acyl chains are assembled onto the glycerol backbone.

Keywords

Fatty Acid Synthesis Acyl Carrier Protein Olive Fruit Plant Lipid Biotin Carboxylase 
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