Molecular cloning and functional characterization of fatty acyl desaturase and elongase cDNAs involved in the production of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids from alpha-linolenic acid in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).

@article{Hastings2004MolecularCA,
  title={Molecular cloning and functional characterization of fatty acyl desaturase and elongase cDNAs involved in the production of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids from alpha-linolenic acid in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).},
  author={Nicola Hastings and Morris K. Agaba and Douglas R Tocher and Xiaozhong Zheng and Cathryn A. Dickson and James R. Dick and Alan J. Teale},
  journal={Marine biotechnology},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={
          463-74
        }
}
Fish are the only major dietary source for humans of omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFAs) and with declining fisheries farmed fish such as Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) constitute an increasing proportion of the fish in the human diet. However, the current high use of fish oils, derived from wild capture marine fisheries, in aquaculture feeds is not sustainable in the longer term and will constrain continuing growth of aquaculture activities. Greater understanding of how fish… CONTINUE READING
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