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Special Issue "The Sources and Production of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Recent studies have clearly shown the importance of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), especially eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and their nutritional value for human health. Most of EPA and DHA are synthesized in aquatic environments since terrestrial plants synthesize only small amounts of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, previous studies has shown that EPA and DHA synthesis is common only among some microalgal taxa. In this Special Issue “The Sources and Production of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids” of Marine Drugs, we hope to discover the breadth and versatility of EPA and DHA synthesis in marine environments. Thus, we welcome all field and laboratory studies related to EPA and DHA production in marine systems. Further, papers comparing marine and freshwater PUFA sources are welcome, however the main focus of the paper needs to be in marine environments. We are interested in the new potential sources of EPA and DHA, as well sources that could be easily adopted on high biomass production. Diet polyunsaturated fatty acids (EPA and DHA) affect a wide variety of physiological processes in animals and humans. In this special issue, our goal is also to broaden the understanding on EPA and DHA in marine ecosystems and thus we invite also all studies related to that aspect to be submitted in this Special Issue of Marine Drugs.
Dr. Sami J Taipale
Dr. Elina Peltomaa
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids