Genes for de novo biosynthesis of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are widespread in animals

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Science Advances  02 May 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 5, eaar6849
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar6849

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  • Received for publication December 6, 2017
  • Accepted for publication March 13, 2018
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  1. Naoki Kabeya1,*,
  2. Miguel M. Fonseca2,*,
  3. David E. K. Ferrier3,
  4. Juan C. Navarro4,
  5. Line K. Bay5,
  6. David S. Francis5,6,
  7. Douglas R. Tocher1,
  8. L. Filipe C. Castro2,7, and
  9. Óscar Monroig1,
  1. 1Institute of Aquaculture, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland, UK.
  2. 2Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
  3. 3The Scottish Oceans Institute, Gatty Marine Laboratory, School of Biology, University of St. Andrews, East Sands, St. Andrews KY16 8LB, Scotland, UK.
  4. 4Instituto de Acuicultura Torre de la Sal, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IATS-CSIC), Ribera de Cabanes, 12595 Castellón, Spain.
  5. 5Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
  6. 6School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
  7. 7Biology Department, Faculty of Science of University of Porto (FCUP), University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: oscar.monroig{at} (Ó.M.); filipe.castro{at} (L.F.C.C.)
    • * These authors contributed equally to this work.


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