Rapid Determination of Amino Acid Requirements of Yellow Perch and Tilapia

Project

Description


The third nutrition funded project.  Chaired by Robert Hayward.


Objectives:


  1. Conduct a full literature search on amino acid composition, amino acid requirements, and feed formulations for yellow perch and Nile tilapia.

  2. Evaluate body amino acid composition of yellow perch and Nile tilapia.

  3. Evaluate limiting amino acid requirements of yellow perch and Nile tilapia.

  4. Evaluate amino acid availability of dietary ingredients for yellow perch and Nile tilapia.

  5. Develop a least-cost diet formulation model available to the NCR aquaculture industry within a two-year period for yellow perch and Nile tilapia.

  6. Coordinate findings from this study with the Technical Committee Extension Subcommittee of NCRAC.




Institution

Principal Investigators

Objectives

Year 1

Year 2

Total

University of Missouri

Robert S. Hayward (Jeffre D. Firman, Karthik Masagounder, Co-PIs)

1-6

$42,500

$37,500

$80,000

Totals

$42,500

$37,500

$80,000

Project Outline (224K pdf file)


Project Number: 3

Duration: 
09/01/2009 to 08/31/2011
Award Amount: 
$80,000.00
Award Number: 
2008-38500-19157
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