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  1. #1 bacterial fatty acids 
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    I'm having some problems with the following question:
    Complete the dotted lines with 2 of the following possible answers : saturated, unsaturated, short chain , long chain

    Bacteria show growth at a temperature of 30C when they cool down to a temperature of 20C the bacteria will in all likelihood produce more ..... , ..... fatty acids.



    In my college syllabus it literally says: bacterial fatty acids are rarely unsaturated.

    But i think the answer should be: unsaturated, short chain fatty acids. Because the bacteria will shrink and loose mobility that makes me think that unsaturated because it makes for a more rigid structure and short chain just because it's less space consuming.

    Could someone explain me if i'm correct or wrong and what the right answer should be.
    I could use all help

    Thanks!
    Max


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