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Research Project: Effect of Trout Strain (genotype x diet) on Digestibility of Alfalfa Leaf Meal Protein Concentrate (APC)

Location: Office of The Director

Project Number: 5090-31320-005-09-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2020
End Date: Jul 31, 2021

Objective:
Collaborative research will focus on the effect of feeding formulated diets containing various levels of alfalfa leaf meal protein concentrate (APC) to wild-type and genetically-improved rainbow trout.

Approach:
Evaluate digestibility of a reference diet and formulated diets with varying levels of APC in control (un-improved) and genetically improved rainbow trout strains. Studies will include sequential assessment of digestibility in replicated tank-based studies. Digestibility data and samples for determination of digestibility will be collected and nutrient analyses will be performed on samples and diets.