Dr Catherine Richter | Exploring Enzymes in Fish to Accelerate Conservation

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Thiamine – commonly known as Vitamin B1 – is required by almost all life on Earth. Humans and other animals need to consume sufficient amounts of this vitamin to support brain and heart health. Some organisms, including certain molluscs, fish and bacteria, contain thiamine-degrading enzymes known as thiaminases. As such, consuming these organisms can lead to thiamine-deficiency. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘Genetic basis of thiaminase I activity in a vertebrate, zebrafish Danio rerio’, in Scientific Reports, doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-27612-5

Financial support for this research was provided by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust and the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area


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