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Conversion of Urea Nitrogen into Protein Nitrogen by a Freshwater Fish, Sarotherodon Mossambicus

  • K. C. Chitra
  • K. S. Swami
  • K. S. Jagannatha Rao


Urea is used as a source of non-protein nitrogen in the feed of ruminants1–3. It is included in some of the compound feeding formulae for dairy and beef cattle4. In view of the non palatability of urea, it is compounded with other palatable food components so that it is accepted by the cattle. The cattle have been acclimated to urea and it has been demonstrated by in vitro techniques that rumen fluid has high urease activity at all times5.


Free Amino Acid Glutamate Dehydrogenase Arginase Activity Succinate Dehydrogenase Activity Protein Nitrogen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. C. Chitra
    • 1
  • K. S. Swami
    • 1
  • K. S. Jagannatha Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologySri Venkateswara UniversityTirupatiIndia

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