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Problem: Describe mycolic acids. Why is it worth it to Mycobacteria to spend the time it takes to make the chemicals?

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Mycolic acids are major and specific lipid components of the mycobacterial cell envelope. Mycolic acids are long fatty acids found in the cell walls of the Mycolata taxon, a group of bacteria that includes Mycobacterium tuberculosis. 

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Describe mycolic acids. Why is it worth it to Mycobacteria to spend the time it takes to make the chemicals?

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