D R Tocher
Affiliation: University of Stirling
- Morais S, Pratoomyot J, Taggart J, Bron J, Guy D, Bell J, et al. Genotype-specific responses in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) subject to dietary fish oil replacement by vegetable oil: a liver transcriptomic analysis. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:255 pubmed publisher..Further studies are required but data suggest that it will be possible to identify families better adapted to alternative diet formulations that might be appropriate for future genetic selection programmes. ..
- Carmona Antoñanzas G, Tocher D, Taggart J, Leaver M. An evolutionary perspective on Elovl5 fatty acid elongase: comparison of Northern pike and duplicated paralogs from Atlantic salmon. BMC Evol Biol. 2013;13:85 pubmed publisher..Thus, the characterisation of elovl5 in Northern pike provides insights into the evolutionary divergence of duplicated genes, and the ecological adaptations of salmonids which have enabled colonisation of nutrient poor freshwaters. ..
- Tocher D, Bell J, MacGlaughlin P, McGhee F, Dick J. Hepatocyte fatty acid desaturation and polyunsaturated fatty acid composition of liver in salmonids: effects of dietary vegetable oil. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2001;130:257-70 pubmed
- Tocher D, Dick J, MacGlaughlin P, Bell J. Effect of diets enriched in Delta6 desaturated fatty acids (18:3n-6 and 18:4n-3), on growth, fatty acid composition and highly unsaturated fatty acid synthesis in two populations of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus L.). Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2006;144:245-53 pubmed..This has been observed previously in salmonids fed vegetable oils, and thus the increased levels of Delta6 desaturated fatty acids in EO did not effectively compensate for the lack of dietary HUFA...