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Title: Glandless cottonseed meal replaces fishmeal in shrimp diet research

item SICCARDI, III, ANTHONY - Texas Agrilife Research
item RICHARDSON, CRISTINA - Texas Agrilife Research
item SAMOCHA, TZACHI - Texas Agrilife Research
item Dowd, Michael
item WEDEGAERTNER, TOM - Cotton, Inc

Submitted to: Global Aquaculture Advocate
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/31/2011
Publication Date: 4/1/2012
Citation: Siccardi, III, A.J., Richardson, C.M., Samocha, T.M., Dowd, M.K., Wedegaertner, T.C. 2012. Glandless cottonseed meal replaces fishmeal in shrimp diet research. Global Aquaculture Advocate. (March/April):66-67.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Cottonseed meal is high in protein and less expensive than fishmeal and soybean meal. Although cottonseeds contain the toxic compound gossypol, cotton plants can be engineered without gossypol in their seeds. In a study, cottonseed meal replaced up to 67% of dietary fishmeal without significantly affecting the growth and feed conversion of white shrimp and feed conversion of white shrimp, provided the diet was supplemented with lipids. In a growth trial, glandless cottonseed meal replaced half the fishmeal protein in a 35%-protein shrimp diet.