Response of rainbow trout to source and level of supplemental dietary methionine

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A: Physiology
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Abstract

1. Methionine and total sulfur amino acid (TSAA) requirements of rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) were investigated by feeding graded isosulfurous levels of l- and dl-methionine, l-cystine, and the free acid and calcium forms of methionine hydroxy analog (MHA).

2. Added cystine did not promote growth, survival or prevent cataracts.

3. l-methionine produced fastest growth, followed by dl-methionine, CaMHA and free acid MHA.

4. Trout fed CaMHA gained 85.7 and 92.3% as much as those fed l-methionine and dl-methionine.

5. Within each experiment, the level of L-methionine isomer that prevented cataracts was constant (1.86 g/100g protein in experiment (1), 1.45 in experiment (2) and was lower than for maximum growth (2.89 and 2.15 g) regardless of methionine source.


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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Response of rainbow trout to source and level of supplemental dietary methionine
Series title Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A: Physiology
DOI 10.1016/0300-9629(86)90720-6
Volume 83
Issue 4
Year Published 1986
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Leetown Science Center
Description 6 p.
First page 739
Last page 744