The putative fabJ gene of Escherichia coli fatty acid synthesis is the fabF gene

J Bacteriol. 1995 Jun;177(12):3593-5. doi: 10.1128/jb.177.12.3593-3595.1995.


Siggaard-Andersen and coworkers (M. Siggaard-Andersen, M. Wissenbach, J. Chuck, I. Svendsen, J. G. Olsen, and P. von Wettstein-Knowles, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91:11027-11031, 1994) recently reported the DNA sequence of a gene encoding a beta-ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein synthase from Escherichia coli. These workers assigned this gene the designation fabJ and reported that the gene encoded a new beta-ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein synthase. We report that the fabJ gene is the previously reported fabF gene that encodes the known beta-ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein synthase II.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • 3-Oxoacyl-(Acyl-Carrier-Protein) Synthase / genetics*
  • Escherichia coli / enzymology
  • Escherichia coli / genetics*
  • Fatty Acids / biosynthesis*
  • Genes, Bacterial*
  • Molecular Sequence Data


  • Fatty Acids
  • 3-Oxoacyl-(Acyl-Carrier-Protein) Synthase

Associated data

  • GENBANK/U20767