Squalene Extraction: Biological Sources and Extraction Methods

  title={Squalene Extraction: Biological Sources and Extraction Methods},
  author={Teresa Rosales-Garc{\'i}a and Cristian Jim{\'e}nez-Mart{\'i}nez and Gloria D{\'a}vila-Ort{\'i}z},
  journal={International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology},
Squalene is a terpenoid with great importance in cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical industry; it was originally isolated from shark liver oil but is easily found in animals, vegetables and microorganisms. Nowadaysis shark fishing is prohibited in some countries, that is the main reason to use renewable sources forsqualene extraction to protect marine life, since last decade, squalene is extracted from different sources and methods to achieve best yields at lower possible cost. Traditional… Expand

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