Biochemical Composition of Artemia Cysts Used as Food for Juvenile Fish from Different Hypersaline Lakes of the Altai Territory

Irina V. Moruzi, Lubov V. Vesnina, Vladimir S. Tokarev, Elena V. Pishchenko, Ekaterina E. Djakovskay, Dmitriy V. Kropachev, Rajabov M. Farhod, Ivan V. Вibikov

Ekoloji, 2017, Issue 102, Pages: 1-4, Article No: e102001


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Artemia it is widely used as a launching feedstuff for the cultivation of fish larvae and Crustaceans. We studied the biochemical composition of cysts from different hyperhaline [do mean hypersaline] reservoirs, small lakes (Dushnoe, Malinovoe) as well as in the large Bolshoe and Maloe Jarovoe lakes, Kulundinsky, district located in the territory of Western Siberia in the Altai region. The relative quantitative analysis of interchangeable and essential amino acids, fatty acid contents, mineral substances and vitamins was carried out. Nonessential amino acids were dominant in most of the cysts from lake Maloe Jarovoe and Dushnoe. In lake Dushnoe, Bolshoe Jarovoe and Kulundinsky, lysine was the dominant amino acid.The dimension of lakes and their salinity authentically did not influence the composition of amino acids in the cysts.


cysts, hypersaline lake, live feed, biochemical composition, amino acids, fatty acids


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