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s: source for n-7 fatty acids

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Wed May 3 11:28:36 EST 1995

In article <3nq443$qod at ilex.fernuni-hagen.de>, q4048342 at bonsai (Frank 
Reininghaus) says:
>I am looking for a source for n-7 fatty acids (20:3, 20:4).
>Does anyone know where i can get them?
>thanx in advance

You could try producing some yourself by fungal fermentation.  I suggest
you do a literature search on the organism Mortierella alpina.

For example, Li,Z.Y. et al Canadian J of Chem Eng, (73):135-139 
1995 report prduction of 5.3 g/l arachidonic acid (20:43) from a 
fermenter culture of the fungus.

Peter Wilson
Institute of Food Research

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