Egg quality criteria in common dentex (Dentex dentex )

University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Aquaculture (Impact Factor: 1.88). 09/2006; 260:232-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.06.028
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The spawning quality, in terms of hatching rate, larval mortality at 3 and 5 days post-hatching (dph) and day of total mortality of two
broodstock groups of common dentex was evaluated for 1 month in 2005. Several biochemical parameters including total lipid content,
lipid class and fatty acid composition, carbohydrate content and metabolic enzyme activities were analysed in all the egg batches
collected. Comparison was carried out between low- (mortality at 3 dph higher than 35%) and high-quality (mortality at 3 dph lower than
10%) batches. No differences were observed in lipid content and/or lipid class and fatty acid composition although a slightly higher
content of neutral lipids was detected in high-quality batches. However, significant differences were obtained regarding carbohydrate
composition and the activity of enzymes such as alkaline phosphatase and pyruvate kinase being higher in low-quality egg batches.

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    • "Anahtar Kelimeler: Dentex dentex, yumurta kalitesi, morfometri, embriyolojik gelişim. batch varies over the spawning season as well as the quality between egg batches (Gimenez et al., 2006). One of the main problems of common dentex is very carnivorous and cannibalistic species under intensive culture condition (Efthimiou et al., 1994). "

    • "batch varies over the spawning season as well as the quality between egg batches (Gimenez et al., 2006). One of the main problems of common dentex is that it is very carnivorous and cannibalistic species under intensive culture condition (Efthimiou et al., 1994). "
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