University of Puerto Rico investigates: How to produce Omega 3 in the laboratory

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Carlos Rullán, estudiante doctoral de bioquímica en el RCM. (Adriana De Jesús Salamán)

According to Dr. Abel Baerga, Professor at the Medical Sciences Campus from the University of Puerto Rico, human beings have been overfishing the oceans leading to a decrease in the principal source of Omega 3, a bacteria that resides inside those fish. For this reason, his laboratory investigates the Biosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids in marine bacteria, with the purpose of reproducing the compound in a different bacteria with the capacity to be grown in the lab.


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