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Structural Biochemistry/Lipids/Fatty Acids/Synthesis takes place in the cytoplasm

The synthesis of fatty acids take place in the cytoplasm instead of the mitochondrial matrix where degradation occurs. CoA Carboxylase partakes in the carboxylation of acetyl CoA to malonyl CoA,the first step of fatty acid synthesis.