Lipids and essential fatty acid requirements of fish and shellfish

Paulraj, R (1987) Lipids and essential fatty acid requirements of fish and shellfish. In: Summer Institute in Recent Advances in Finfish and Shellfish Nutrition, 11-30 May 1987, Kochi.


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Lipids, the water insoluble biomolecules were considered as mere sources of energy for animals, until Burr and Burr (1930) for the first time demonstrated the need for a essential fatty acid in the diets of rates. Researches carried out duting the past three decades revealed the significance of lipids in the nutrition of fish and shellfish as important sources of energy (8 to 9 Kcal/g ME) an<3. fatty acids essential for normal growth and survival of both finfish and shellfish. Besides these functions, they do have important dietary roles as carriers of certain non-fat nutrients, notably the fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K. The unsaturated fatty acids play, an important role in the transportation of other lipids.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lipids; essential fatty acid; fish; shellfish
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish Nutrition
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 08:53
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:30

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