Effect of food on specific dynamic action (SDA) of green and red types of sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus Selenka)

Effect of food on specific dynamic action (SDA) of green and red types of sea cucumber... Specific dynamic action (SDA), the energy expended on all physiological processes that is associated with meal digestion and absorption, is strongly affected by food type. Effects of formulated diet (FMD), macroalgae (ALG) and sea mud (SMD) diets on the postprandial metabolic response of the green type and the red type of sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus) were studied in order to understand their feeding physiology. Food offered to A. japonicus was different in protein, lipid content and energy but not in meal mass. SDA of A. japonicus resulted in a 1.3–2.7 folds of increase in oxygen consumption that can persist for up to 4.8–31.7 h after digesting three different diets. In a given type of sea cucumber, the magnitude of SDA was the highest when fed with FMD, medium with ALG, and the lowest with SMD, which is probably due to the differences in diet components and protein contents. The red type sea cucumber showed greater SDA magnitude than the green type with each diet treatment, which might result from the difference in factorial scope between the two types of sea cucumber. However, the smallest magnitude or even no difference was observed between the two types of A. japonicus in SMD group, perhaps owing to the poor nutrition and digestion of sea mud. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Ocean University of China Springer Journals

Effect of food on specific dynamic action (SDA) of green and red types of sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus Selenka)

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Earth Sciences; Oceanography; Meteorology
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