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Lipid and amino acid metabolism during early development of Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)
Zhu, P.; Parrish, C.C.; Brown, J.A. (2003). Lipid and amino acid metabolism during early development of Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus). Aquacult. Int. 11(1-2): 43-52
In: Aquaculture International. Springer: London. ISSN 0967-6120, more
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Keywords
    Amino acids; Fatty acids; Lipids; Marine fish; Proteins; Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Zhu, P.
  • Parrish, C.C., correspondent
  • Brown, J.A.

Abstract
    Lipid classes, fatty acids, free amino acids and protein content in captive Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) eggs were measured to investigate the changes in the biochemical composition of eggs and larvae in both the embryonic and early larval stages. Total free amino acids decreased continuously (p < 0.01) over the embryonic and larval stages investigated. Triacylglycerol was significantly greater at hatch than at all other stages (p < 0.05). When hatching occurred, there was also a significant increase in all phospholipid classes. It is suggested that free amino acids may be the source of carbon skeletons for lipid synthesis at hatching.

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