The role of exogenous enzymes in digestion in cultured turbot larvae (Scophthalmus maximus L.)

R Munilla-Moran, Roger Stark, A. Barbour

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    Abstract

    Nine enzymes have been measured in turbot larvae and in the most common live diets (rotifers, Artemia sp. and copepods). At first feeding, turbot was shown to possess the complete range of these digestive enzymes. The activities were also present in the specimens of live diets. The lowest enzymic levels, expressed as units per individual, were found in the rotifers. In Artemia the enzymic contents depended on the nutritional state and developmental stage. Adult copepods showed very high enzymic levels. The significance of these results with regard to the importance of exogenous enzymes in turbot larval digestion is discussed. © 1990.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)337-350
    Number of pages14
    JournalAquaculture
    Volume88
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1990

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