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Nutrition, Physiology and Metabolism of Crustaceans

Out of Print

By: Elena Mante

160 pages, Figs, tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #137340 | ISBN: 157808220X
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About this book

Focuses on crustacean nutritional requirements, the factors that affect growth efficiencies and the physiological process controlling growth.


Contents

Overview: food consumption and growth in crustaceans; amino acids and proteins; oxygen consumption; protein turnover. Effect of dietary protein on growth and protein turnover in juvenile shrimp "Litopenaeus vannamei": introduction; material and methods; results; discussion. Effect of dietary protein source on amino acide profiles of juvenile shrimp: introduction; methodology; discussion. Effect of ration level on food consumption, growth and protein synthesis in the shore crab "Carcinus maenas": introduction; material and methods; results; discussion. Effect of hypoxia on tissue-specific post-prandial changes in protein synthesis rates in the shore crab "Carcinus maenas": introduction; material and methods; results; discussion. Protein metabolism, protein turnover and amino acid metabolism in European lobster "Homarus gammarus": introduction; material and methods; results; discussion. General discussion: diet formulation, growth and protein metabolism of crustaceans; is there a low turnover in decapod crustacean?; the case of tropical shrimps and lobsters; protein synthesis and environmental stress; methodology; further areas of research.

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