Open Access Mini Review

Fatty Acids Polyunsaturated as Bioactive Compounds of Microalgae: Contribution to Human Health

Igor Fernandes1,2* and Rafael Pinto1

1Phytoalgae, LDA; São Martinho, Portugal

2Oceanic Observatory of Madeira; Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation, Portugal

Corresponding Author

Received Date: June 01, 2019;  Published Date: June 14, 2019


Microalgae (i.e. the prokaryotic cyanobacteria and the eukaryotic microalgae) are a wide diversity of microscopic unicellular organisms with the ability to convert solar energy into chemical energy through photosynthesis [1,2]. Moreover, this evolutionary and phylogenetic diversity means a great diversity from the point of view of the chemical composition of these organisms.

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