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A compound derived from acetyl units donated by acetyl- and/or malonyl-CoA units, assembled into a non-reduced polyketide, i.e. with the carbonyl groups intact, often, then, cross-linked by aldol condensation and processed by further biochemical transformations to the final product, e.g. orsellinic acid, griseofulvin.

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