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Keywords:

  • biosynthesis;
  • enzymes;
  • ether lipids;
  • functional assignment;
  • glycerol-1-phosphate
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An archaea-type ether lipid in bacteria: PcrB, the bacterial homologue of the archaea-specific geranylgeranylglyceryl phosphate synthase, produces heptaprenylglyceryl phosphate in bacillales. The product becomes dephosphorylated and acetylated in vivo.