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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2009 Vol.10 No.2 P.154~158


Fatty acid profiles of muscle from large yellow croaker (Pseudosciaena crocea R.) of different age

Author(s):  Hong-gang TANG, Li-hong CHEN, Chao-geng XIAO, Tian-xing WU

Affiliation(s):  Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou 310021, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   zjutang@gmail.com, wutianxing@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Fatty acid, Large yellow croaker, Age

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Hong-gang TANG, Li-hong CHEN, Chao-geng XIAO, Tian-xing WU. Fatty acid profiles of muscle from large yellow croaker (Pseudosciaena crocea R.) of different age[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2009, 10(2): 154~158.

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We investigated the fatty acid profiles of muscle from large yellow croaker (Pseudosciaena crocea R.) of different age. One- and two-year-old fish were cultured in floating net cages and sampled randomly for analysis. Moisture, protein, lipid and ash contents were determined by methods of Association of Analytical Chemist (AOAC) International. fatty acid profile was determined by gas chromatography. Crude protein, fat, moisture and ash contents showed no significant differences between the two age groups. The contents of total polyunsaturated fatty acids and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) were significantly higher and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) content was significantly lower in the two-year-old large yellow croaker than in the one-year-old (P<0.05). No significant differences were observed in the contents of total saturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids, or the ratio of n-3/n-6 fatty acids among the large yellow croakers of the two age groups. We conclude that large yellow croakers are good food sources of EPA and DHA.

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