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Isoprenoid biosynthesis

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    Synthesis of isopentenyl diphosphate building blocks

    Mevalonate pathway

    Deoxyxylulose phosphate pathway (bacteria, plant plastids)

    Chain elongation and prenyl transfer

    Organic Chemistry With a Biological Emphasis by Tim Soderberg (University of Minnesota, Morris)