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Project ID: Q5RS-2001-01465
Funded under: FP5-LIFE QUALITY
Country: Netherlands

Optimal calcium and phosphate diet

When with limited calcium access (low salinity and calcium-deficient diet) sea bream show growth arrest. A strong positive correlation was found between net calcium and phosphorus accumulation and between body weight and whole body calcium and phosphorus content. Phosphorus accumulation is strongly calcium dependent, as it decreases in parallel to calcium accumulation when the diet is calcium deficient, but phosphorus sufficient. These results highlight the importance of calcium for normal fish growth.


Gert FLICK, (Professor)
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Record Number: 40291 / Last updated on: 2007-10-12
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Stage of development: Scientific and/or technical knowledge (basic research)