Maximum theoretical carbon efficiency as a result of fatty acid synthesis coupled to glycolysis

Value 66 %
Organism Sunflower Helianthus annuus
Reference Alonso AP, Goffman FD, Ohlrogge JB, Shachar-Hill Y. Carbon conversion efficiency and central metabolic fluxes in developing sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) embryos. Plant J. 2007 Oct52(2):296-308 p.304 right column top paragraphPubMed ID17683473
Comments "Because of the loss of CO2 in the pyruvate dehydrogenase reaction, fatty acid synthesis coupled to glycolysis results in a maximum theoretical carbon efficiency of 66%, whereas carbohydrate and protein storage can result in carbon efficiencies of > 95% and 80%, respectively."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108775