eCite Digital Repository

Effect of high digestible protein to digestible energy ratio on lysine utilisation by Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., parr

Citation

Carter, CG and Hauler, RC, Effect of high digestible protein to digestible energy ratio on lysine utilisation by Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., parr, Aquaculture: An International Journal Devoted to Fundamental Aquatic Food Resources, 311, (1-4) pp. 209-214. ISSN 0044-8486 (2011) [Refereed Article]


Preview
PDF
Restricted - Request a copy
448Kb
  

Copyright Statement

The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2010.11.045

Abstract

This study investigated the efficiency of lysine utilisation for liveweight gain (LG), protein gain (PG) and lysine gain (LysG) in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) parr fed a diet with a high digestible protein (DP) to digestible energy (DE) ratio. Twelve diets containing 10.15 to 20.79 g dietary digestible lysine (DDLys) kg−1 at a constant 25.0 g DPMJ DE−1 (25.0 DP DE−1) were fed at a fixed ration for 50 days. With increasing DDLys there was a significant (Pb0.001) linear increase in LG. Whole-body crude protein and lysine content increased with increasing wet weight (W), with weight exponents b (Wb) of 1.58 and 2.47, respectively. There were significant linear relationships between digestible lysine intake (DLysI) and LG, PG and LysG. The relationship between DLysI and LysG predicted a maintenance lysine requirement of 7.7 mg kg−0.75 d−1 and an efficiency of 77% for lysine utilisation for lysine gain above maintenance lysine intake. To further examine the effect of the DP DE ratio on lysine utilisation comparison was made to a similar study that used a lower DP DE ratio of 19.8 DP DE−1. Comparison between linear relationships for LG, PG and LysG from the two experiments showed that there were no significant differences between the efficiency of lysine utilisation (slopes) for LG, PG or LysG, nor were there significant differences between the elevations for PG and LysG. This study demonstrated that at two fixed but different protein and energy intakes the dietary DP DE ratio did not influence the efficiency of lysine utilisation for lysine gain over a range of dietary lysine and digestible lysine intakes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Amino acid requirements Atlantic salmon Factorial growth model Lysine requirements Lysine utilisation efficiency
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)
Author:Carter, CG (Professor Chris Carter)
ID Code:71705
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2011-08-02
Last Modified:2012-04-05
Downloads:0

Repository Staff Only: item control page