IGEM:Arizona State 2014Literature
Fatty Acid Synthesis
- (2010) Microbial production of fatty-acid-derived fuels and chemicals from plant biomass. Eric J. Steen, Yisheng Kang, Gregory Bokinsky, Zhihao Hu, Andreas Schirmer, Amy McClure, Stephen B. del Cardayre and Jay D. Keasling. Nature. 275: 28593-28598. 
Summary: This group used TES in their system. Figure 2 shows that TES works best in cells in which a gene called fadD or fadE has been deleted. This is something to consider.
- (2000) Overproduction of Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase Activity Increases the Rate of Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in Escherichia coli. Mark S. Davis, José Solbiati and John E. Cronan Jr. J Biol Chem. 275: 28593-28598. 
Summary: The authors expressed the four subunits of the E. coli acetyl-CoA carboxylase on a single plasmid. Very promising indicator for success!
- (2009) Engineering multicellular systems by cell–cell communication. Anand Pai, Yu Tanouchi, Cynthia H Collins, and Lingchong You. Curr Opin in Biotech. 20:461–470. 
Summary: Overview of using cell-cell communication in synthetic systems.
- (2007) Engineered bidirectional communication mediates a consensus in a microbial biofilm consortium. Katie Brenner, David K. Karig, Ron Weiss, and Frances H. Arnold. PNAS. 20:461–470. 
Summary: This group engineered cells to communicate with each other. The signaling flows from cell A to B and from B to A.
Wax ester synthase
- (2005) The Wax Ester Synthase/Acyl Coenzyme A:Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase from Acinetobacter sp. Strain ADP1: Characterization of a Novel Type of Acyltransferase Tim Stöveken, Rainer Kalscheuer, Ursula Malkus, Rudolf Reichelt, and Alexander Steinbüchel, J Bacteriol. Feb 2005; 187(4): 1369–1376. 
Summary: This group was able to take a wax ester synthase and CoA synthase from Acinetobacter and use it in E. Coli. The plasmid that was used still needs to be located.