Basic Biochemical constituents in the laboratory culture of six species of Micro Algae

Kaladharan, P and Gopinathan, C P and Sridhar, N (1996) Basic Biochemical constituents in the laboratory culture of six species of Micro Algae. In: The Fourth Indian Fisheries Forum, Proceedings, 24-28 November, 1996, Kochi.


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Among live feeds, micro algae constitute the primary food of almost all aquatic organisms. Motility, cell size and cell constituents are the main criteria in selecting suitable live feed to various culture organisms at different stages of their growth. Levels of assimilates such as solublc protein, free aminoacids, total soluble sugars and lipids were estimated from six cultures of microalgal feed to compare the nutritive eficiency of these live feeds. The phytoflagellate Isochrysis and the diatom Chaetoceros were found to contain all the basic assimilates in satisfactory levels, although the species of Chlorella. Tetraselmis. Dunaliella and Nannochlorop contained more levels of protein (45 mg/g dry wt). The results of investigation were compared and discussed in the light of manipulating the dietary requirement of cultivable molluscs and crustaceans at their different growth stages.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biochemical constituents; Micro Algae
Subjects: Biochemistry > Biochemical composition
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
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Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2010 10:42
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