Special Issue "Phytoplankton Lipids"

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2022).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Blaženka Gašparović
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Guest Editor
Division for Marine and Environmental Research, Institute Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: marine organic matter; lipid biogeochemistry; algae; phytoplankton; fatty acids
Prof. Dr. Christopher C. Parrish
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Guest Editor
Ocean Sciences Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada
Interests: production and transport of nutritional and biomarker lipids in aquatic food webs; aquaculture nutrition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Phytoplankton are the main lipid producers in natural waters. Lipids are a crucial component in a number of essential biological processes, with important roles in the food web and with additional health benefits for higher trophic levels including humans. Due to the diversity of roles in cells, the possible application of lipids for industrial or health purposes is wide, which has led to a growing interest in phytoplankton lipids. The composition and amount of phytoplankton lipids are affected by environmental conditions. The knowledge gained from ecological studies and laboratory cultures has been the starting point for many applied research projects.

For this Special Issue of Marine Drugs, we are interested in factors determining production of lipids by phytoplankton, with a focus on bioactive compounds. We seek studies of biotic and abiotic factors determining qualitative and quantitative algal lipid production in the natural environment as well as in model experiments. Such factors include temperature, limited nutrient resources, eutrophic conditions, acidification, metal exposure, and interactions with biotic communities, whether bacteria, viruses, or other plankton, individually or in combination. In particular, we are interested in factors determining production of bioactive lipids by phytoplankton.

Dr. Blaženka Gašparović
Prof. Dr. Christopher C. Parrish
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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