Micro-algae fatty acids

Source Web search www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201015101830.…
Organization Flinders University
Website URL news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2020/10/16/boost-to-devel…
Market status Early Stage Concept
Industry Food & Agriculture + Health
Business models B2C
Product categories Food
Biotech components Microbe
Organization type(s) University
Funding types University
Notes “Dietary supplementation of fatty acids produced from microalgae have wide-reaching health benefits for humans, including the ability to reduce obesity, diabetes and fatty liver disease, preventing hair loss, and assisting wounds to heal...However, its widespread development has been hampered by the current limits of bioimaging tools needed to allow easy, rapid and non-invasive evaluation of lipid conditions within microalgae...A novel protocol to detect lipid production in microalgae has been discovered at Flinders University by Mohsinul Reza, a PhD student under the supervision of Professors Jian Qin and Youhong Tang...Mr Reza has discovered the optimal condition to maximise the production of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid such as omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in Euglena gracilis -- a species of lipid-producing microalgae that can biosynthesise multiple beneficiary compounds as food supplements for human health."
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