Glossary of The Cell (5th ed.) by Alberts et al. (2008)
- Chemical group derived from acetic acid (CH3COOH). Acetyl groups are important in metabolism and are also added covalently to some proteins as a post-translational modification.
- Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J. Raff, M., Roberts, K. & Walter P. 2008. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th ed. -xxxiv + 1463 pp. Garland Science, New York.