Identification of a Δ5-like Fatty Acyl Desaturase from the Cephalopod Octopus vulgaris (Cuvier 1797) Involved in the Biosynthesis of Essential Fatty Acids

@article{Monroig2011IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a Δ5-like Fatty Acyl Desaturase from the Cephalopod Octopus vulgaris (Cuvier 1797) Involved in the Biosynthesis of Essential Fatty Acids},
  author={{\'O}scar Monroig and Juan Carlos Navarro and James R. Dick and Frederic Alemany and Douglas R Tocher},
  journal={Marine Biotechnology},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={411-422}
}
Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) have been identified as essential compounds for common octopus (Octopus vulgaris), but precise dietary requirements have not been determined due, in part, to the inherent difficulties of performing feeding trials on paralarvae. Our objective is to establish the essential fatty acid (EFA) requirements for paralarval stages of the common octopus through characterisation of the enzymes of endogenous LC-PUFA biosynthetic pathways. In this study, we… CONTINUE READING