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Abstract

Fatty acid composition of liver and muscle tissues of silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix, V.) and big head (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis, R.) in relation to diet.

Abstract

A table gives the fatty acid composition of liver and muscle of silver carp and bighead on natural and on artificial feed. Muscle of silver carp given natural feed had C16:0, C22:6 omega 3, C18:1 omega 9 and C18:0 21.3, 17.0, 12.8 and 11.1%, respectively, of total fatty acids. Corresponding values for 2 samples of muscle of bighead on natural feed were 15.1 and 21.1, 9.6 and 15.9, 27.8 and 13.9, and 9.4 and 10.7%. These were the most abundant of the 17 fatty acids estimated.