Changes in tissue fatty acid composition during the first month of growth of the king penguin chick

@article{Thil2003ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in tissue fatty acid composition during the first month of growth of the king penguin chick},
  author={M.-A. Thil and Brian K. Speake and Ren{\'e} Groscolas},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2003},
  volume={173},
  pages={199-206}
}
The switch from yolk to food (myctophid fishes) as the nutrient source for the newly hatched chick of the king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) results in a profound change in the pattern of fatty acid provision. This is characterized by major increases in the proportionate intake of n-3 polyunsaturates (20:5n-3 and 22:6n-3) and long chain (C20-24) monounsaturates, accompanied by relatively lower levels of n-6 polyunsaturates (18:2n-6 and 20:4n-6). The effects of this change on the fatty acid… CONTINUE READING

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