1. A semi-purified test diet which contained either glutamic acid or glycine as the major source of nonessential amino acids (NEAA) was fed to lake and rainbow trout.
2. Trout fed the diet containing glutamic acid consistently showed better growth and feed conversion efficiencies than those fed the diets containing glycine.
3. The data indicate that these trout utilize glutamic acid more efficiently than glycine when no other major sources of NEAA are present.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Evaluation of glutamic acid and glycine as sources of nonessential amino acids for lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) and rainbow trout (Salmo gairdnerii)|
|Series title||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A: Physiology|
|Contributing office(s)||Leetown Science Center|