The production of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in transgenic plants

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Napier, J. A. 2006. The production of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in transgenic plants. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 108 (11), pp. 965-972.

AuthorsNapier, J. A.
Abstract

Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) now have a proven role in human health and nutrition, including the n-3 forms normally found in fish oils. Unfortunately, global fish stocks are now more than ever subject to over-fishing and environmental pollution, indicating the need for an alternative source of fish oils. Recent efforts have focussed on the production of LC-PUFA in transgenic plants to provide a sustainable and clean source of fish oils. The current progress in this area is considered, as well as the bottlenecks that remain to be overcome.

KeywordsFood Science & Technology; Nutrition & Dietetics
Year of Publication2006
JournalEuropean Journal of Lipid Science and Technology
Journal citation108 (11), pp. 965-972
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1002/ejlt.200600180
Open accessPublished as non-open access
ISSN14387697
PublisherWiley
Copyright licensePublisher copyright

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