Palmitoyl-Acyl Carrier Protein ( ACP ) Thioesterase and the Evolutidnary-Origin of Plant ACyl-ACP Thioesterases

@inproceedings{Jones2002PalmitoylAcylCP,
  title={Palmitoyl-Acyl Carrier Protein ( ACP ) Thioesterase and the Evolutidnary-Origin of Plant ACyl-ACP Thioesterases},
  author={Aubrey Jones and Heledd M. Davies and ’ ToniA.Voelker},
  year={2002}
}
Acyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) thioesterases play an essential role in chain termination during de novo fatty acid synthesis and in the channeling of carbon flux between the two lipid biosynthesis pathways in plants. We have discovered that there are two distinct but related thioesterase gene classes in higher plants, termed FatA and Fai6, whose evolutionary divergence appears to be ancient. FaiA encodes the already described 18:l-ACP thioesterase. In contrast, FaiB representatives encode… CONTINUE READING