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Assessing the value of single-cell ingredients in aquafeeds


Carter, CG and Codabaccus, MB, Assessing the value of single-cell ingredients in aquafeeds, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 76 Article 102734. ISSN 0958-1669 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2022.102734


Aquaculture is critical for ensuring global food and nutrition security, and fed-aquaculture, which depends on formulated nutritionally balanced manufactured feeds, must be sustainable. Single-cell ingredients (SCI) are predicted to play a significant role in future aquafeeds and have the potential to underpin sustainable fed-aquaculture for many species. The value of an aquafeed ingredient includes nutritional, commercial, environmental, and socioeconomic factors. Here we aim to review approaches to understanding the value of ingredients and use this to outline a practical approach for considering the use of SCI in aquafeeds. We conclude that following an initial experimental focus on nutritional value, a collaborative and iterative approach with an aquafeed manufacturer will provide the most likely route to successful commercialisation of SCI.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:aquafeed, aquaculture, single-cell ingredients
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Carter, CG (Professor Chris Carter)
UTAS Author:Codabaccus, MB (Dr Basseer Codabaccus)
ID Code:151062
Year Published:2022
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (IH190100014)
Deposited By:Directorate
Deposited On:2022-07-14
Last Modified:2022-08-04

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