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Title: Microalgae as an alternative source of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids
Authors: Ryckebosch, Eline ×
Bruneel, Charlotte
Muylaert, Koenraad
Foubert, Imogen #
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Series Title: Lipid Technology vol:24 issue:6 pages:128-130
Abstract: The health benefits of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 LC-PUFA) are recognized worldwide. The traditional
source of omega-3 LC-PUFA is fish. However, global consumer needs cannot be supplied by the current global fish harvest. Therefore, new
sources of omega-3 LC-PUFA have to be found. Microalgae are producers of omega-3 LC-PUFA and a potential alternative for seafood.
Other sources of omega-3 LC-PUFA include krill oil, calamari oil and genetically engineered land plant crops.
ISSN: 0956-666X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Microbial and Molecular Systems, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Biology, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
× corresponding author
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