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Isoprenoid biosynthesis

Sections/problems listed with an asterisk (*) do not discuss the exact reaction indicated, but do discuss a closely related reaction.

 

Synthesis of isopentenyl diphosphate building blocks

Mevalonate pathway

Deoxyxylulose phosphate pathway (bacteria, plant plastids)

 

Chain elongation and prenyl transfer

 

 

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