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Effects of dietary astaxanthin supplementation on juvenile kuruma shrimp, Marsupenaeus japonicus

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Wang W, Ishikawa M, Koshio S, Yokoyama S, Hossain MS & Moss AS (2018) Effects of dietary astaxanthin supplementation on juvenile kuruma shrimp, Marsupenaeus japonicus. Aquaculture, 491, pp. 197-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.03.025

Abstract
This study evaluated the effects of chemically synthesized astaxanthin (Ax) on growth performance, survival, stress resistance, immune responses, fatty acid contents, and pigmentation of juvenile kuruma shrimp (Marsupenaeus japonicus). Six dietary levels of Ax (0, 200, 400, 800, 1200, and 1600 mg kg−1 diet) were added to a baseline diet. The feeding trial was conducted for 56 days. The results showed that juveniles fed diets supplemented with Ax exhibited better growth performance, final body weight (FBW), body weight gain (BWG), and specific growth rate (SGR) than the control group, with the best performance exhibited by in the 400 mg kg−1 diet Ax supplemented group (P 

Keywords
Kuruma shrimp; Astaxanthin; Pigmentation; Immune response; Optimum

Journal
Aquaculture: Volume 491

StatusPublished
Publication date30/04/2018
Publication date online31/03/2018
Date accepted by journal16/03/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/34075
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN0044-8486

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Dr Amina Moss
Dr Amina Moss

Lecturer in Nutrition, Institute of Aquaculture