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The Acetate-Malonate Pathway

  • Margaret L. Vickery
  • Brian Vickery
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Abstract

The main products of the acetate-malonate pathway are the fatty acids, both those primary metabolites which occur universally and the more unusual compounds with a restricted distribution. This pathway also makes an important contribution to plant aliphatic and aromatic compounds, which are biosynthesised through the formation of polyketides. In this chapter, we shall describe the fatty acids and their metabolites, while in Chapter 4 the polyketides and their derivatives are discussed.

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  • Brian Vickery

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