Carotenoids and their importance in the nutrition of fish and crustaceans

Easterson, D C V (1987) Carotenoids and their importance in the nutrition of fish and crustaceans. In: Summer Institute in Recent Advances in Finfish and Shellfish Nutrition, 11-30 May 1987, Kochi.


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Carotenoids are quantitatively very prominent among the substances which render colour - Biochrome. There are an immense array of carotenoids in the animal kingdom and so also in the plants. They are present predominantly in the eye spot of the protozoans, in the body of coelentrates, sponges and other' organisms. The only clear cut physiological function they perform/as precursor for vitamin A. Apart from this though many a varied roles ascribed to them in the physiology of the organism are highly speculative in nature. We, at the dawn of revolutionary findings in the function of carotenoids

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carotenoids; nutrition; fish; crustaceans
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish Nutrition
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 08:54
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:30

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