The effect of prawn protein on the bone of mature rats

Appanna, T. C. ; Devadatta, S. C. (1954) The effect of prawn protein on the bone of mature rats Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B, 40 (2). pp. 44-48. ISSN 0370-0097

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The body weight and humeri of mature rats fed for 30 days with diets containing 5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5 and 20% prawn protein have been determined. The following conclusions are drawn: 1. A diet containing 5% prawn protein will not support the body weight of mature rats, while diets containing 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5 and 20% protein permit an increase in body weight in approximate proportions. 2. A diet containing 12.5% prawn protein supports a degree of skeletal constitution in mature rats equal to that of a diet containing 15% prawn protein. 3.5 and 10% prawn protein diets are inadequate to support normal skeletal constitution. 4. The compositions of the bone ash is not affected by feeding prawn protein deficient diets to mature rats.

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