Amino and fatty acid profiles of wild-sourced grouper (Epinephelus coioides) broodstock and larvae
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This study was undertaken to provide information on the levels of amino acids in the muscle, liver and gonad of wild-sourced broodstock and larvae, as well as in neurula eggs and day 35 larvae from a hatchery. The fatty acid composition of grouper broodstock tissues was also determined. Samples were analysed for crude protein, amino acids, total lipids and fatty acid contents. Muscle contained higher levels of crude protein and amino acids than the ovary and liver. At the early maturing stage, the grouper ovarian protein was 73.3% and lipid was 19.3%, indicating the high dietary requirements of these nutrients for ovarian development. The crude protein and amino acid contents in wild-sourced larvae were higher than that in eggs and larvae from the hatchery.
Alava, V. R., Priolo, F. M. P., Arnaiz, M., & Toledo, J. D. (2004). Amino and fatty acid profiles of wild-sourced grouper (Epinephelus coioides) broodstock and larvae. In S. McBride & K. C. Williams (Eds.), Advances in grouper aquaculture (pp. 53–54). Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
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