author={John B. Ohlrogge and Jan G. Jaworski},
  journal={Annual review of plant physiology and plant molecular biology},
  • J. OhlroggeJ. Jaworski
  • Published 1 June 1997
  • Biology
  • Annual review of plant physiology and plant molecular biology
All plant cells produce fatty acids from acetyl-CoA by a common pathway localized in plastids. Although the biochemistry of this pathway is now well understood, much less is known about how plants control the very different amounts and types of lipids produced in different tissues. Thus, a central challenge for plant lipid research is to provide a molecular understanding of how plants regulate the major differences in lipid metabolism found, for example, in mesophyll, epidermal, or developing… 

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