The Production of EPA and DHA in Transgenic Plants as a Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly Source of Omega-3 Fish Oils for Use in Novel Foods.

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Napier, J. A. 2021. The Production of EPA and DHA in Transgenic Plants as a Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly Source of Omega-3 Fish Oils for Use in Novel Foods. Journal Of The American Oil Chemists Society. 98 (S1), pp. 126-126. https://doi.org/10.1002/aocs.12529

AuthorsNapier, J. A.
Abstract

There is wide-scale acceptance of the benefits of a diet containing oily fish as being preventative of metabolic pathologies such as CVD, and this health-protection is due to the presence of EPA and DHA, omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids are normally only present in the aquatic ecosystems, and as such, are sourced from either fish oils or microalgae. In the former, this requires environmentally undesirable depletion of ocenanic fish stocks, or in the latter, expensive culture by fermentation. A third alternative is to use transgenic plants engineered to make EPA and DHA as non-native enhancements to the seed oil profile.

KeywordsAbstract
Year of Publication2021
JournalJournal Of The American Oil Chemists Society
Journal citation98 (S1), pp. 126-126
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/aocs.12529
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeTPM - Tailoring Plant Metabolism - Work package 1 (WP1) - High value lipids for health and industry
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online24 Sep 2021
PublisherWiley
ISSN0003-021X

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