Maximize the enrichment of long chain omega-3 fatty acids in the egg yolk by supplementation of autotrophic microalgae to the feed of laying hens. KU Leuven
The health benefits related to omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA), and more specifically the long chain (LC) n-3 PUFA eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are generally recognized. Since the conversion of the shorter chain n-3 PUFA α-linolenic acid (ALA) to the n-3 LC-PUFA EPA and DHA is rather limited, the direct intake of EPA and DHA is of great importance. However, the daily intake of these n-3 LC-PUFA is ...
Identification of interaction partners and substrates of a CDK/cyclin complex involved in the light-dependent cell cycle onset in diatoms. Ghent University
Diatom cell division is light-dependent. Recently, a specific cyclin was identified that coordinates cell division with light. Via biochemical and molecular approaches we aim to identify and characterize interactors and substrates of this cyclin. The results should shed new light on how this cyclin functions as a gatekeeper to regulate the light-dependent cell cycle onset in diatoms.