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Food of the American smelt in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

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Abstract

In order to determine possible sources of vitamin A for quail, 37 species of insects and other invertebrates were analyzed for vitamin A and for carotene, and 26 species of seeds and fruits were assayed for carotene. The invertebrates showed no trace of vitamin A; but 8 herbivorous invertebrates and the praying mantis contained carotene. Most of the plants contained carotene--some of them a lot (dotted smartweed, some legumes, sumac, roses, bittersweet, etc.). The amount of carotene varied among plants of the same species and even among fruits on the same plant.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Food of the American smelt in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron
Series title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume
90
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1961
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 439-443
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
First page:
439
Last page:
443
Number of Pages:
4