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Microbial Production of g-Linolenic Acid : An Overview

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Author(s): Deepika Mishra, Surendra Singh*

Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research
ISSN 0974-6943

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 199;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) | Microalgae | Mutation | Metabolic Engineering | Biotransformation.

ABSTRACT
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is an essential fatty acid of w-6 series. This high value fatty acid has been used in pharmaceutical, neutraceutical, cosmetic and feed sectors. Growing interest in GLA has drawn attention on the provision of suitable sources of these compounds. Higher plants, fungi and microalgae are important source of GLA. Biotechnological strategies such as mutation, metabolic engineering and biotransformation can be used to regulate microbial GLA production with optimum yield. Here, we review the current status of microbial GLA production highlighting the sources and molecular techniques used to enhance its production.
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