Lipid Synthesis, Metabolism and Transport

  • Peter Döormann
Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 23)

Chloroplasts harbor the enzymes of fatty acid de novo synthesis, and contain a unique set of glycerolipids which is different from yeast, animals and from most bacteria. Fatty acid synthesis in plastids depends on acyl carrier protein, and the acyl chains are directly incorporated into plastid lipids via the prokaryotic pathway or, after hydrolysis and export from the plastid, employed to synthesize eukaryotic lipids at the endoplasmic reticulum.


Fatty Acid Synthesis Lipid Synthesis Acyl Carrier Protein Fatty Acid Desaturase Envelope Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Döormann
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  1. 1.Department of Molecular PhysiologyMax-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant PhysiologyGermany

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