Valuing Bioactive Lipids from Green, Red and Brown Macroalgae from Aquaculture, to Foster Functionality and Biotechnological Applications.

Published on Aug 26, 2020in Molecules3.267
· DOI :10.3390/MOLECULES25173883
Diana Lopes7
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Tânia Melo15
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+ 7 AuthorsMaria Rosário Domingues27
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