Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0006633 - fatty acid biosynthetic process

Synonyms: GO:0000037, fatty acid anabolism, fatty acid biosynthesis, fatty acid formation, fatty acid synthesis

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of a fatty acid, any of the aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that can be liberated by hydrolysis from naturally occurring fats and oils. Fatty acids are predominantly straight-chain acids of 4 to 24 carbon atoms, which may be saturated or unsaturated; branched fatty acids and hydroxy fatty acids also occur, and very long chain acids of over 30 carbons are found in waxes.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006631 - fatty acid metabolic process,
GO:0008610 - lipid biosynthetic process,
GO:0072330 - monocarboxylic acid biosynthetic process

Child Classes:
GO:0006636 - unsaturated fatty acid biosynthetic process (1),
GO:0009107 - lipoate biosynthetic process (2),
GO:0030497 - fatty acid elongation (2),
GO:0042759 - long-chain fatty acid biosynthetic process (2),
GO:0051790 - short-chain fatty acid biosynthetic process (1)

GO:0042304 - regulation of fatty acid biosynthetic process (4)

Term Members:
enoyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] reductase subunit (fabI),
fatty acid/phospholipid synthesis protein (plsX),
holo-[acyl carrier protein] synthase 2 (acpT),
cyclopropane fatty acyl phospholipid synthase (cfa),
biotinylated biotin-carboxyl carrier protein (accB),
apo-[acyl carrier protein] (acpP),
acyl carrier protein phosphodiesterase (acpH),
3-oxoacyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] reductase subunit (fabG),
FabR DNA-binding transcriptional repressor,
biotin carboxyl carrier protein (accB),
acetyl-CoA carboxyltransferase, α subunit (accA),
malonyl-CoA-ACP transacylase (fabD),
acetyl-CoA carboxyltransferase, β subunit (accD),

Unification Links: GO:0006633

Relationship Links: MetaCyc:RELATED-TO:FASYN-INITIAL-PWY, MetaCyc:RELATED-TO:PWY-4381, MetaCyc:RELATED-TO:PWY-5156, Wikipedia:RELATED-TO:Fatty_acid_synthesis

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