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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 74-76
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2007.74.76
Condensed Tannin Contents of Some Legume Seeds Used in Fish Nutrition
H.M. Buyukcapar and A. Kamalak

The aim of this experiment was to determine the condensed tannin contents (CT) of legume seeds used in fish nutrition as alternative to fish meal. The CT contents of legume seeds ranged from 6.03 to 28.41g kg-1 DM. The CT contents of Tuntal Sirik and Barbunya were significantly (p<0.001) higher than those of Bakla, Dolar Badem, Culban and Soya. Legume seeds studied in this experiment had the considerable amount of CT which can be detrimental effect on the nutritive value for fish. This experiment also clearly showed that there is positive correlation between color and CT of legume seed. The darker the seed color is the higher the CT content legume seed has. Therefore legume seed which had a white color are preferable for fish to decrease the possible detrimental effect of CT on the growth of fish. This information is also valuable to plant breeders to produce legume seed with low CT content.
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H.M. Buyukcapar and A. Kamalak, 2007. Condensed Tannin Contents of Some Legume Seeds Used in Fish Nutrition. Journal of Biological Sciences, 7: 74-76.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2007.74.76






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