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Plant, cell & environment

Arabidopsis ketoacyl-CoA synthase 16 (KCS16) forms C


PMID 28477442

Abstract

The aliphatic waxes sealing plant surfaces against environmental stress are generated by fatty acid elongase complexes, each containing a β-ketoacyl-CoA synthase (KCS) enzyme that catalyses a crucial condensation forming a new C─C bond to extend the carbon backbone. The relatively high abundance of C