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dc.contributor.authorBell, Michaelen_UK
dc.contributor.authorTocher, Douglas Ren_UK
dc.contributor.editorBrett, M Ten_UK
dc.contributor.editorKainz, Men_UK
dc.contributor.editorArts, M Ten_UK
dc.description.abstractIt is now well established that the long-chain, omega-3 (ω3 or n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are vitally important in human nutrition, reflecting their particular roles in critical physiological processes (see Chapter 14). In comparison to terrestrial ecosystems, marine or freshwater ecosystems are characterised by relatively high levels of long-chain n-3PUFA and, indeed, fish are the most important source of these vital nutrients in the human food basket. Virtually all PUFA originate from primary producers but can be modified as they pass up the food chain. This is generally termed trophic upgrading and various aspects of these phenomena have been described in Chapters 2, 6 and 7 (this volume). However, while qualitative aspects of essential fatty acid production and requirements in aquatic ecosystems are relatively well understood, in order to fully understand and model ecosystems, quantitative information is needed on synthesis and turnover rates of n-3PUFA at different trophic levels in the food web. The present chapter describes the biochemistry and molecular biology involved in the various pathways of PUFA biosynthesis and interconversions in aquatic ecosystems.en_UK
dc.relationBell M & Tocher DR (2009) Biosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids in aquatic ecosystems: General pathways and new directions. In: Brett MT, Kainz M & Arts MT (eds.) Lipids in Aquatic Ecosystems. Biomedical and Life Sciences. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer, pp. 211-236.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBiomedical and Life Sciencesen_UK
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dc.subjectpolyunsaturated fatty acidsen_UK
dc.subjectpolyketide pathwayen_UK
dc.subjectprimary productionen_UK
dc.subjectFatty acids Metabolism Regulationen_UK
dc.subjectLipoproteins Fishen_UK
dc.subjectLinoleic acid Physiological effecten_UK
dc.subjectUnsaturated fatty acids in human nutritionen_UK
dc.titleBiosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids in aquatic ecosystems: General pathways and new directionsen_UK
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dc.citation.btitleLipids in Aquatic Ecosystemsen_UK
dc.publisher.addressDordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New Yorken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute of Aquacultureen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute of Aquacultureen_UK
rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren_UK
local.rioxx.authorBell, Michael|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorTocher, Douglas R|0000-0002-8603-9410en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorBrett, M T|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorKainz, M|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorArts, M T|en_UK
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