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Review article in Aquaculture

Review article in Aquaculture

19/06/13
Gisela Dionsío, a PhD student at the University of Aveiro and University of Lisbon recently published a review article in the journal Aquaculture on the importance of sea slugs culture. A growing interest on these organisms as been observed in the last decades due to their use for biomedical and photobiological (related with sea slug and cloroplast symbiosis, see photo) studies, bioprospection of new marine molecules with anti-tumoral, anti-cancer and anti-HIV bioactivities and marine aquarium trade. The present review summarizes the major issues impairing the culture of sea slugs and presents relevant biological and ecological data that can assist on the development of suitable culture protocols. The team, led by Dr. Ricardo Calado, will continue to develop future work on key species for both bioprospection of new compounds, and the use of these animals as models in climate change scenarios. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0044848613002524

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