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Diverse natural fatty acids follow 'Golden Mean'

Bioinformatics scientists have discovered that the number of theoretically possible fatty acids with the same chain length but different structures can be determined with the aid of the famous Fibonacci sequence. The number of possible fatty acids with increasing chain length rises at each step by a factor of approximately 1.618, and therefore agrees with what is called the ‘Golden Mean’.

(via WSJ)