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Isolation and molecular characterization of Thraustochytrium strain isolated from Antarctic Peninsula and its biotechnological potential in the production of fatty acids

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, October 2017
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Title
Isolation and molecular characterization of Thraustochytrium strain isolated from Antarctic Peninsula and its biotechnological potential in the production of fatty acids
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, October 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.bjm.2017.01.011
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Authors

Esteban Caamaño, Lyliam Loperena, Ivonne Hinzpeter, Paulina Pradel, Felipe Gordillo, Gino Corsini, Mario Tello, Paris Lavín, Alex R. González

Abstract

Thraustochytrids are unicellular protists belonging to the Labyrinthulomycetes class, which are characterized by the presence of a high lipid content that could replace conventional fatty acids. They show a wide geographic distribution, however their diversity in the Antarctic Region is rather scarce. The analysis based on the complete sequence of 18S rRNA gene showed that strain 34-2 belongs to the species Thraustochytrium kinnei, with 99% identity. The total lipid profile shows a wide range of saturated fatty acids with abundance of palmitic acid (16:0), showing a range of 16.1-19.7%. On the other hand, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, mainly docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid are present in a range of 24-48% and 6.1-9.3%, respectively. All factors analyzed in cells (biomass, carbon consumption and lipid content) changed with variations of culture temperature (10°C and 25°C). The growth in glucose at a temperature of 10°C presented the most favorable conditions to produce omega-3fatty acid. This research provides the identification and characterization of a Thraustochytrids strain, with a total lipid content that presents potential applications in the production of nutritional supplements and as well biofuels.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 103 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 18 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 7%
Researcher 7 7%
Student > Master 6 6%
Unspecified 4 4%
Other 9 9%
Unknown 52 50%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 11%
Environmental Science 4 4%
Unspecified 4 4%
Chemical Engineering 3 3%
Other 11 11%
Unknown 53 51%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 May 2018.
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#9,952,537
of 17,961,401 outputs
Outputs from Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
#206
of 504 outputs
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#123,547
of 276,234 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
#4
of 12 outputs
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