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Napier, J. A., Usher, S. L., Haslam, R. P., Ruiz-Lopez, N. and Sayanova, O. V. 2015. Transgenic plants as a sustainable, terrestrial source of fish oils. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 117 (9), pp. 1317-1324.
|Authors||Napier, J. A., Usher, S. L., Haslam, R. P., Ruiz-Lopez, N. and Sayanova, O. V.|
An alternative, sustainable source of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids is widely recognized as desirable, helping to reduce pressure on current sources (wild capture fisheries) and providing a de novo source of these health beneficial fatty acids. This review will consider the efforts and progress to develop transgenic plants as terrestrial sources of omega-3 fish oils, focusing on recent developments and the possible explanations for advances in the field. We also consider the utility of such a source for use in aquaculture, since this industry is the major consumer of oceanic supplies of omega-3 fish oils. Given the importance of the aquaculture industry in meeting global requirements for healthy foodstuffs, an alternative source of omega-3 fish oils represents a potentially significant breakthrough for this production system. Transgenic Camelina seeds engineered to accumulate the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, represent a sustainable alternative to fish oils.
|Keywords||Food Science & Technology; Nutrition & Dietetics|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Journal||European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology|
|Journal citation||117 (9), pp. 1317-1324|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1002/ejlt.201400452|
|Open access||Published as ‘gold’ (paid) open access|
|Funder project or code||Camelina|
|Funder||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council|
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