Yang Jin, researcher at CIGENE, recently defended his PhD at NTNU. His thesis was entitled “Development of lipid metabolism in early life stages of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)”.
Why is this interesting? Lipids are the main source of energy for salmon and isimportant for healthy development and growth. However, lipid metabolism in the very early life stages of salmon remains poorly understood. In this thesis we address key knowledge gaps in lipid metabolism regulation in early life stages of salmon through gene expression and lipid analysis approaches. We found that many key components in lipid metabolism change its regulation substantially during early stages of salmon development, highlighting the need to better assess requirements of dietary phospholipid, cholesterol and LC-PUFA for a healthy development of early stage salmon.
Published 4th February 2019