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  • 1 Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena Institute of Nutrition Jena Germany
  • 2 IGV for Cereal Processing Ltd. Nuthetal Germany
  • 3 Salata Ltd Ritschenhausen Germany
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Microalgae may contain large quantities of high-quality EPA and DHA. Therefore, they are considered as a potential source of these important fatty acids. Microalgae can be grown autotrophically on cheap substrates with light. This type of cultivation can be used to maximize the EPA and DHA content in microalgae, making the production of EPA and DHA possible on a large scale. In the present study ten different microalgae were screened for EPA and DHA contents as possible candidates for cultivation in bioreactors.

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