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June 10, 2015

China

Research—Another Use for Chitin, in Shrimp Feed

 

From Abstract: In this study, researchers looked at the inclusion of chitosan in tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) diets.  They concluded: “All results suggested that dietary intake containing 0.1% and 0.2% chitosan enhanced the growth of shrimp, whereas a higher level than 0.3% and 0.4% decreased growth of shrimp.  Second-degree polynomial regression analysis of weight gain and biomass gain indicated that the optimum supplement of dietary chitosan level should be 0.19–0.21%.”

 

Source: Aquaculture Research.  Suitable Dietary Chitosan Improves the Growth Performance, Survival and Immune Function of Tiger Shrimp, Penaeus monodon.  Jin Niu (email gzniujin2003@163.com, Key Laboratory of Aquatic Product Processing, Ministry of Agriculture, South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Science, Guangzhou 510300, China), Chun-Hou Li, Li-Xia Tian, Yong-Jian Liu, Xu Chen, Kai-Chang Wu, Wang Jun, Zhong Huang, Yun Wang and Hei-Zhao Lin.  Volume 46, Issue 7, Pages 1668-1678.  July 2015.

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