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Module 4: Biosynthesis
Fatty Acid Biosynthesis Activity
1. Draw the above figure from Parsons and Rock (2011) with chemical structures for all the intermediates. (See Chapter 15 lecture slides.)
2. For a given species, uniform thickness of a cell membrane requires uniform chain length of its fatty acids. How do you think chain length may be regulated? Reference the figure above and indicate which step(s) may be involved in this regulation.