The essential nutrients: Proteins and amino acids
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This section aims to teach the reader the ten essential amino acids required by fish and their chemical structures, distinguish between essential and non-essential amino acids; the fate of absorbed amino acids in fish; effects of deficiencies and excesses of dietary amino acids in fish diets; the procedure on how to determine the qualitative and quantitative amino acid requirements of fish; methods of evaluating protein quality; and how to determine protein requirements of some aquaculture species.
Millamena, O. M. (2002). The essential nutrients: Proteins and amino acids. In O. M. Millamena, R. M. Coloso, & F. P. Pascual (Eds.), Nutrition in Tropical Aquaculture: Essentials of fish nutrition, feeds, and feeding of tropical aquatic species (pp. 7–20). Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines: Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.
- Amino acids
- Classification of amino acids
- Essential amino acids
- Non-essential amino acids
- Classification of proteins
- Protein structure
- Fate of absorbed amino acids
- Importance of amino acid profiles in fish nutrition
- Qualitative amino acid requirements
- Quantitative amino acid requirements
- Deficiencies and excesses of dietary amino acids
- Evaluation of protein quality
- Protein requirement
- Guide questions
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