Metabolism and Functions of Lipids and Fatty Acids in Teleost Fish

  title={Metabolism and Functions of Lipids and Fatty Acids in Teleost Fish},
  author={Douglas R. Tocher},
  journal={Reviews in Fisheries Science},
  pages={107 - 184}
  • D. Tocher
  • Published 1 April 2003
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Reviews in Fisheries Science
Lipids and their constituent fatty acids are, along with proteins, the major organic constituents of fish, and they play major roles as sources of metabolic energy for growth including reproduction and movement, including migration. Furthermore, the fatty acids of fish lipids are rich in ω3 long chain, highly unsaturated fatty acids (n-3 HUFA) that have particularly important roles in animal nutrition, including fish and human nutrition, reflecting their roles in critical physiological… 

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