Dr Monica Betancor

Associate Professor

Institute of Aquaculture Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Monica Betancor

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Research (2)

Projects

Investigating the potential of nutritional programming to improve the utilisation of sustainable feeds in aquaculture
PI: Dr Monica Betancor
Funded by: Biomar Ltd and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Optimising dietary fatty acids and lipids of Atlantic salmon to secure their health and welfare thorugh varying environmental conditions and life stages (Optihealth)
PI: Professor Brett Glencross
Funded by: The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund

Outputs (101)

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Fernandez-Senac C, Monaghan SJ, Mascolo D, Baily JL, Betancor M, Chalmers L, Paladini G, Adams A, Fridman S & Bron JE (2022) Investigating the impacts of H(2)O(2) treatment on gills of healthy Atlantic salmon reveals potential changes to mucus production with implications on immune activity. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 128, pp. 74-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2022.06.063

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Saleh R, Betancor M, Mohamed A, El-Sayed Ali T & Izquierdo M (2022) Different phosphatidylcholine and n-3 HUFA contents in microdiets for gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) larvae: effects on histological changes in intestine and liver. Aquaculture International. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10499-022-00935-2

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Wang X, Jin M, Cheng X, Hu X, Zhao M, Yuan Y, Sun P, Jiao L, Tocher DR, Betancor MB & Zhou Q (2022) Lipidomic profiling reveals molecular modification of lipids in hepatopancreas of juvenile mud crab (Scylla paramamosain) fed with different dietary DHA/EPA ratios. Food Chemistry, 372, Art. No.: 131289. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.131289

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Jin M, Shen Y, Pan T, Zhu T, Li X, Xu F, Betancor MB, Jiao L, Tocher DR & Zhou Q (2021) Dietary Betaine Mitigates Hepatic Steatosis and Inflammation Induced by a High-Fat-Diet by Modulating the Sirt1/Srebp-1/Pparɑ Pathway in Juvenile Black Seabream (Acanthopagrus schlegelii). Frontiers in Immunology, 12, Art. No.: 694720. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2021.694720

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Ruiz MA, Betancor M, Montero D, Caballero MJ, Hernandez-Cruz CM, Rosenlund G, Fontanillas R & Izquierdo M (2021) The effect of fish stocking density and dietary supplementation of vitamin C and micronutrients (Mn, Zn and Se) on the development of systemic granulomatosis in juvenile meagre (Argyrosomus regius). Aquaculture Research, 52 (11), pp. 5703-5718. https://doi.org/10.1111/are.15446

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El Kertaoui N, Lund I, Betancor MB, Carpentier C, Montero D & Kestemont P (2021) Dietary DHA and ARA level and ratio affect the occurrence of skeletal anomalies in pikeperch larvae (Sander lucioperca) through a regulation of immunity and stress related gene expression. Aquaculture, 544, Art. No.: 737060. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.737060

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de Roos B, Wood S, Bremner D, Bashir S, Betancor MB, Fraser WD, Duthie SJ, Horgan GW & Sneddon AA (2021) The nutritional and cardiovascular health benefits of rapeseed oil-fed farmed salmon in humans are not decreased compared with those of traditionally farmed salmon: a randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Nutrition, 60 (4), pp. 2063-2075. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-020-02396-w

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Rodriguez-Carretero I, Betancor MB, López-Jiménez JA, Esteban MA, Sánchez-Vázquez FJ & López-Olmeda JF (2021) Daily rhythms in the morphometric parameters of hepatocytes and intestine of the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax): influence of feeding time and hepatic zonation. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 191, pp. 503-515. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00360-020-01334-w

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Marrero M, Monroig Ó, Betancor M, Herrera M, Pérez JA, Garrido D, Galindo A, Giráldez I & Rodríguez C (2021) Influence of Dietary Lipids and Environmental Salinity on the n-3 Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Biosynthesis Capacity of the Marine Teleost Solea senegalensis. Marine Drugs, 19 (5), Art. No.: 254. https://doi.org/10.3390/md19050254

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Shi B, Lu J, Hu X, Betancor MB, Zhao M, Tocher DR, Zhou Q, Jiao L, Xu F & Jin M (2021) Dietary copper improves growth and regulates energy generation by mediating lipolysis and autophagy in hepatopancreas of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei). Aquaculture, 537, Art. No.: 736505. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.736505

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Luo J, Zhang Y, Zhou Q, Betancor MB, Tocher DR, Lu J, Yuan Y, Zhu T, Jiao L, Wang X, Zhao M, Hu X & Jin M (2021) Dietary soybean oil aggravates the adverse effects of low salinity on intestinal health in juvenile mud crab Scylla paramamosain. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 213, Art. No.: 112004. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2021.112004

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Shi B, Xu F, Zhou Q, Regan MK, Betancor MB, Tocher DR, Sun M, Meng F, Jiao L & Jin M (2021) Dietary organic zinc promotes growth, immune response and antioxidant capacity by modulating zinc signaling in juvenile Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei). Aquaculture Reports, 19, Art. No.: 100638. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aqrep.2021.100638

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Shi B, Yuan Y, Jin M, Betancor MB, Tocher DR, Jiao L, Song D & Zhou Q (2021) Transcriptomic and physiological analyses of hepatopancreas reveal the key metabolic changes in response to dietary copper level in Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. Aquaculture, 532, Art. No.: 736060. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.736060

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Wang X, Jin M, Cheng X, Hu X, Zhao M, Yuan Y, Sun P, Jiao L, Betancor M, Tocher D & Zhou Q (2021) Dietary DHA/EPA ratio affects growth, tissue fatty acid profiles and expression of genes involved in lipid metabolism in mud crab Scylla paramamosain supplied with appropriate n-3 LC-PUFA at two lipid levels. Aquaculture, 532, Art. No.: 736028. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.736028

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Fernandez‐Senac C, Fridman S, Sokolowska J, Monaghan SJ, Garzon T, Betancor M, Paladini G, Adams A & Bron JE (2020) A comparison of the use of different swab materials for optimal diagnosis of amoebic gill disease (AGD) in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). Journal of Fish Diseases, 43 (11), pp. 1463-1472. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfd.13243

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Shi B, Jin M, Jiao L, Betancor MB, Tocher DR & Zhou Q (2020) Effects of dietary zinc level on growth performance, lipolysis and expression of genes involved in the calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase-β/AMP-activated protein kinase pathway in juvenile Pacific white shrimp. British Journal of Nutrition, 124 (8), pp. 773-784. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0007114520001725

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Broughton R, Tocher DR & Betancor MB (2020) Development of a C18 Supercritical Fluid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry Methodology for the Analysis of Very-Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Lipid Matrices and Its Application to Fish Oil Substitutes Derived from Genetically Modified Oilseeds in the Aquaculture Sector. ACS Omega, 5 (35), pp. 22289-22298. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c02631

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Jin M, Zhu T, Tocher D, Luo J, Shen Y, Li X, Pan T, Yuan Y, Betancor M, Jiao L, Sun P & Zhou Q (2020) Dietary fenofibrate attenuated high-fat-diet-induced lipid accumulation and inflammation response partly through regulation of pparα and sirt1 in juvenile black seabream (Acanthopagrus schlegelii). Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 109, Art. No.: 103691. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dci.2020.103691

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Luo J, Zhu T, Wang X, Chen X, Yuan Y, Jin M, Betancor M, Tocher D & Zhou Q (2020) Toxicological mechanism of excessive copper supplementation: Effects on coloration, copper bioaccumulation and oxidation resistance in mud crab Scylla paramamosain. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 395, Art. No.: 122600. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122600

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Betancor M, Sprague M, Ortega A, de la Gándara F, Tocher D, Ruth R, Perkins E & Mourente G (2020) Central and peripheral clocks in Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus, L.): Daily rhythmicity of hepatic lipid metabolism and digestive genes. Aquaculture, 523, Art. No.: 735220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735220

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Yuan Y, Wang X, Jin M, Jiao L, Sun P, Betancor MB, Tocher DR & Zhou Q (2020) Modification of nutritional values and flavor qualities of muscle of swimming crab (Portunus trituberculatus): Application of a dietary lipid nutrition strategy. Food Chemistry, 308 p. 11, Art. No.: 125607. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.125607

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Betancor M, Oboh A, Ortega A, Mourente G, Navarro JC, de la Gandara F, Tocher D & Monroig O (2020) Molecular and functional characterisation of a putative elovl4 gene and its expression in response to dietary fatty acid profile in Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part D: Genomics and Proteomics, 240, Art. No.: 110372. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpb.2019.110372

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Sun P, Jin M, Jiao L, Monroig O, Navarro JC, Tocher DR, Betancor MB, Wang X, Yuan Y & Zhou Q (2020) Effects of dietary lipid level on growth, fatty acid profiles, antioxidant capacity and expression of genes involved in lipid metabolism in juvenile swimming crab, Portunus trituberculatus. British Journal of Nutrition, 123 (2), pp. 149-160. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0007114519002563

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Jin M, Pan T, Tocher D, Betancor M, Monroig O, Shen Y, Zhu T, Sun P, Jiao L & Zhou Q (2019) Dietary choline supplementation attenuated high-fat diet-induced inflammation through regulation of lipid metabolism and suppression of NFKB activation in juvenile black seabream (Acanthopagrus schlegelii). Journal of Nutritional Science, 8, Art. No.: e38. https://doi.org/10.1017/jns.2019.34

Conference Proceeding

Berntssen MHG, Olsvik PA, Rasinger JD, Sele V, Hamre K, Ørnsrud R, Sundal TK, Buttle L, Hillestad M & Betancor M (2019) Selenium supplementation to salmon feeds: Speciation, toxic mode of action, and safe limits. In: Banuelos G, Lin Z, Liang D & Yin X (eds.) Selenium Research for Environment and Human Health: Perspectives, Technologies and Advancements. 6th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health (ICSEHH 2019), Yangling, Xi'an, China, 27.10.2019-30.10.2019. London: CRC Press/Balkema, pp. 115-116. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429423482-54

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Sprague M, Xu G, Betancor MB, Olsen RE, Torrissen O, Glencross BD & Tocher DR (2019) Endogenous production of n-3 long-chain PUFA from first feeding and the influence of dietary linoleic acid and the α-linolenic:linoleic ratio in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). British Journal of Nutrition, 122 (10), pp. 1090-1102. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114519001946

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Betancor M, Laurent G, Ortega A, de la Gándara F, Tocher D & Mourente G (2019) Taurine metabolism and effects of inclusion levels in rotifer (Brachionus rotundiformis, Tschugunoff, 1921) on Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus, L.) larvae. Aquaculture, 510, pp. 353-363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.05.040

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Ruiz MA, Hernandez-Ruiz CM, Caballero MJ, Fernandez-Palacios H, Saleh R, Izquierdo MS & Betancor MB (2019) Appearance of systemic granulomatosis is modulated by the dietary supplementation of vitamin E and C in meagre (Argyrosomus regius) larvae fed inert microdiets [Supplementation of vitamin E and C prevent granulomatosis in meagre larvae]. Aquaculture, 506, pp. 139-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.03.032

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Betancor MB, Ortega A, de la Gandara F, Tocher DR & Mourente G (2019) Performance, feed utilization, and hepatic metabolic response of weaned juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus L.): effects of dietary lipid level and source. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 45 (2), pp. 697-718. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10695-018-0587-9

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Ruiz MA, Hernández-Cruz CM, Caballero MJ, Fernandez-Palacios H, Saleh R, Izquierdo M & Betancor MB (2019) Incidence of systemic granulomatosis is modulated by the feeding sequence and type of enrichment in meagre (Argyrosomus regius) larvae [Nutritional prevention of granulomatosis in meagre larvae]. Aquaculture Research, 50 (1), pp. 284-295. https://doi.org/10.1111/are.13896

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Ruiz MA, Betancor MB, Robaina L, Montero D, Hernández-Cruz CM, Izquierdo MS, Rosenlund G, Fontanillas R & Caballero MJ (2019) Dietary combination of vitamin E, C and K affects growth, antioxidant activity, and the incidence of systemic granulomatosis in meagre (Argyrosomus regius). Aquaculture, 498, pp. 606-620. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.08.078

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Betancor M, Li K, Bucerzan V, Sprague M, Sayanova O, Usher S, Han L, Norambuena F, Torrisen O, Napier JA, Tocher DR & Olsen RE (2018) Oil from transgenic Camelina sativa containing over 25 % n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids as the major lipid source in feed for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). British Journal of Nutrition, 119 (12), pp. 1378-1392. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114518001125

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Mesa-Rodriguez A, Hernandez-Cruz CM, Betancor M, Fernández-Palacios H, Izquierdo MS & Roo J (2018) Effect of increasing docosahexaenoic acid content in weaning diets on survival, growth and skeletal anomalies of longfin yellowtail (Seriola rivoliana, Valenciennes 1833). Aquaculture Research, 49 (3), pp. 1200-1209. https://doi.org/10.1111/are.13573

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Torrecillas S, Betancor M, Caballero MJ, Rivero F, Robaina L, Izquierdo MS & Montero D (2018) Supplementation of arachidonic acid rich oil in European sea bass juveniles (Dicentrarchus labrax) diets: Effects on growth performance, tissue fatty acid profile and lipid metabolism. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 44 (1), pp. 283-300. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10695-017-0433-5

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Houston S, Karalazos V, Tinsley J, Betancor M, Martin SAM, Tocher DR & Monroig O (2017) The compositional and metabolic responses of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) to a gradient of dietary fish oil and associated n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid content. British Journal of Nutrition, 118 (12), pp. 1010-1022. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114517002975

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Benitez-Dorta V, Caballero MJ, Betancor M, Manchado M, Tort L, Torrecillas S, Zamorano MJ, Izquierdo MS & Montero D (2017) Effects of thermal stress on the expression of glucocorticoid receptor complex linked genes in Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis): Acute and adaptive stress responses. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 252, pp. 173-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2017.06.022

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Dantagnan P, Gonzalez K, Hevia M, Betancor M, Hernández A, Borquez A & Montero D (2017) Effect of the arachidonic acid/vitamin E interaction on the immune response of juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) challenged against Piscirickettsia salmonis. Aquaculture Nutrition, 23 (4), pp. 710-720. https://doi.org/10.1111/anu.12438

Meeting Abstract

Sprague M, Betancor M, Dick JR & Tocher DR (2017) Nutritional evaluation of seafood, with respect to long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, available to UK consumers. Nutrition Society Spring Conference 2017: Nutrition and exercise for health and performance, Stirling, 28/03/2017 - 29/03/2017. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 76 (OCE2), p. E38. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/proceedings-of-the-nutrition-society/article/nutritional-evaluation-of-seafood-with-respect-to-longchain-omega3-fatty-acids-available-to-uk-consumers/81A58EB320FD82BA230C54AEB88D4539; https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665117000945

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Betancor M, Sprague M, Montero D, Usher S, Sayanova O, Campbell P, Napier JA, Caballero MJ, Izquierdo MS & Tocher DR (2017) Erratum to: Replacement of Marine Fish Oil with de novo Omega-3 Oils from Transgenic Camelina sativa in Feeds for Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus aurata L.). Lipids, 52 (5), p. 463. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11745-017-4248-z

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Betancor M, Li K, Sprague M, Bardal T, Sayanova O, Usher S, Han L, Masoval K, Torrissen O, Napier JA, Tocher DR & Olsen RE (2017) An oil containing EPA and DHA from transgenic Camelina sativa to replace marine fish oil in feeds for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.): Effects on intestinal transcriptome, histology, tissue fatty acid profiles and plasma biochemistry. PLoS ONE, 12 (4), Art. No.: e0175415. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175415

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Roo J, Estefanell J, Betancor M, Izquierdo MS, Fernández-Palacios H & Socorro J (2017) Effects of supplementation of decapods zoea to Artemia basal diet on fatty acid composition and digestive gland histology in common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) paralarvae. Aquaculture Research, 48 (2), pp. 633-645. https://doi.org/10.1111/are.12910

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Lozano AR, Borges P, Robaina L, Betancor M, Hernandez-Cruz CM, Garcia JR, Caballero MJ, Vergara JM & Izquierdo MS (2017) Effect of different dietary vitamin E levels on growth, fish composition, fillet quality and liver histology of meagre (Argyrosomus regius). Aquaculture, 468 (1), pp. 175-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.10.006

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Betancor M, Sprague M, Montero D, Usher S, Sayanova O, Campbell P, Napier JA, Caballero MJ, Izquierdo MS & Tocher DR (2016) Replacement of Marine Fish Oil with de novo Omega-3 Oils from Transgenic Camelina sativa in Feeds for Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus aurata L.). Lipids, 51 (10), pp. 1171-1191. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11745-016-4191-4

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Oboh A, Betancor MB, Tocher DR & Monroig O (2016) Biosynthesis of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in the African catfish Clarias gariepinus: Molecular cloning and functional characterisation of fatty acyl desaturase (fads2) and elongase (elovl2) cDNAs7. Aquaculture, 462, pp. 70-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.05.018

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Betancor M, Dam TMC, Walton J, Morken T, Campbell P & Tocher DR (2016) Modulation of selenium tissue distribution and selenoproteins expression in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) fed diets with graded levels of plant ingredients. British Journal of Nutrition, 115 (8), pp. 1325-1338. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114516000416

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Betancor M, Olsen RE, Solstorm D, Skulstad OF & Tocher DR (2016) Assessment of a land-locked Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) population as a potential genetic resource with a focus on long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Lipids and Lipid Metabolism, 1861 (3), pp. 227-238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbalip.2015.12.015

Book Chapter

Izquierdo MS & Betancor M (2015) Vitamin E. In: Lee C, Lim C, Gatlin ID & Webster C (eds.) Dietary Nutrients, Additives and Fish Health. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 173-193. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470962887.html

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Montero D, Terova G, Rimoldi S, Betancor M, Atalah E, Torrecillas S, Caballero MJ, Zamorano MJ & Izquierdo MS (2015) Modulation of the expression of components of the stress response by dietary arachidonic acid in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) larvae. Lipids, 50 (10), pp. 1029-1041. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11745-015-4057-1

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Saleh R, Betancor M, Roo J, Benitez-Dorta V, Zamorano MJ, Bell JG & Izquierdo MS (2015) Effect of krill phospholipids versus soybean lecithin in microdiets for gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) larvae on molecular markers of antioxidative metabolism and bone development. Aquaculture Nutrition, 21 (4), pp. 474-488. https://doi.org/10.1111/anu.12177

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Betancor M, Sprague M, Sayanova O, Usher S, Campbell P, Napier JA, Caballero MJ & Tocher DR (2015) Evaluation of a high-EPA oil from transgenic Camelina sativa in feeds for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.): Effects on tissue fatty acid composition, histology and gene expression. Aquaculture, 444, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2015.03.020

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Betancor M, Howarth FJE, Glencross B & Tocher DR (2014) Influence of dietary docosahexaenoic acid in combination with other long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on expression of biosynthesis genes and phospholipid fatty acid compositions in tissues of post-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 172-173, pp. 74-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpb.2014.04.007

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Izquierdo MS, Scolamacchia M, Betancor M, Roo J, Caballero MJ, Terova G & Witten PE (2013) Effects of dietary DHA and α-tocopherol on bone development, early mineralisation and oxidative stress in Sparus aurata (Linnaeus, 1758) larvae. British Journal of Nutrition, 109 (10), pp. 1796-1805. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114512003935

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Betancor M, Izquierdo MS, Terova G, Preziosa E, Saleh R, Montero D, Hernandez-Cruz CM & Caballero MJ (2013) Physiological pathways involved in nutritional muscle dystrophy and healing in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) larvae. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 164 (2), pp. 399-409. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2012.11.017

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Betancor M, Atalah E, Caballero MJ, Benitez-Santana T, Roo J, Montero D & Izquierdo MS (2011) alpha-Tocopherol in weaning diets for European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) improves survival and reduces tissue damage caused by excess dietary DHA contents. Aquaculture Nutrition, 17 (2), pp. e112-e122. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2095.2009.00741.x

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