Go to content
UR Home

An insect with a delta-12 desaturase, the jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis, benefits from nutritional supply with linoleic acid

Brandstetter, Birgit ; Ruther, Joachim


The availability of linoleic acid (LA; C18:2(Delta 9,12)) is pivotal for animals. While vertebrates depend on a nutritional supply, some invertebrates, including the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis, are able to synthesize LA from oleic acid (OA; C18:1(Delta 9)). This raises the question as to whether these animals nevertheless benefit from the additional uptake of LA with the diet. LA plays an ...


Owner only: item control page
  1. Homepage UR

University Library

Publication Server


Publishing: oa@ur.de
0941 943 -4239 or -69394

Dissertations: dissertationen@ur.de
0941 943 -3904

Research data: daten@ur.de
0941 943 -5707

Contact persons