Monday, 4 September 2017

a Chlorella vulgaris diet for salmon

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 Chlorella vulgaris is one of the most studied microalga for industrial applications and it could be added to the diet of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) as new research suggests.

  • Apparent digestibility of Atlantic salmon diets containing two C. vulgaris meals at five levels was determined.
  • Single-ingredient apparent digestibility coefficients for C. vulgaris meals are reported for Atlantic salmon.
  • Essential amino acid indices are high (0.87–0.89) for whole-cell and cell-ruptured C. vulgaris meals.
  • Digestibility of essential amino acids is high (83–95%) for cell-ruptured C. vulgaris meal.
  • Inclusion of cell-ruptured C. vulgaris meal increased dietary carbohydrate and starch digestibility by up to 20%.
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