Towards sustainable sources for omega-3 fatty acids production

Adarme-Vega, T. Catalina, Thomas-Hall, Skye R. and Schenk, Peer M. (2014) Towards sustainable sources for omega-3 fatty acids production. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 26 14-18. doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2013.08.003


Author Adarme-Vega, T. Catalina
Thomas-Hall, Skye R.
Schenk, Peer M.
Title Towards sustainable sources for omega-3 fatty acids production
Journal name Current Opinion in Biotechnology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0958-1669
1879-0429
Publication date 2014
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.copbio.2013.08.003
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 26
Start page 14
End page 18
Total pages 5
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd.
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1305 Biotechnology
1502 Banking, Finance and Investment
2204 Religion and Religious Studies
Abstract Omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docohexaenoic acid (DHA), provide significant health benefits for brain function/development and cardiovascular conditions. However, most EPA and DHA for human consumption is sourced from small fatty fish caught in coastal waters and, with depleting global fish stocks, recent research has been directed towards more sustainable sources. These include aquaculture with plant-based feeds, krill, marine microalgae, microalgae-like protists and genetically-modified plants. To meet the increasing demand for EPA and DHA, further developments are needed towards land-based sources. In particular large-scale cultivation of microalgae and plants is likely to become a reality with expected reductions in production costs, yield increasese and the adequate addressing of genetically modified food acceptance issues.
Keyword Fatty Acid
Health benefits
Eicosapentaenoic Acid
Docoheexaenoic Acid
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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