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Mitochondrial β-oxidation of fatty acids in higher plants

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Christine Masterson, Dr Cliff Wood


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The subcellular localization of β-oxidation of fatty acids in plants has been the subject of controversy for many years. Peroxisomes have been accepted as the sole site of fatty acid β-oxidation for the past 15 years, whilst a proposed dual location, in both mitochondria and peroxisomes, has been disputed. Accumulated evidence demonstrating mitochondrial β-oxidation now demands that a dual location for plant β-oxidation must be considered.

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Author(s): Masterson C, Wood C

Publication type: Note

Publication status: Published

Journal: Physiologia Plantarum

Year: 2000

Volume: 109

Issue: 3

Pages: 217-224

ISSN (print): 0031-9317

ISSN (electronic): 1399-3054


DOI: 10.1034/j.1399-3054.2000.100301.x