Inclusion effect of onion peel powder in the diet of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus: Growth, blood chemistry, hepatic antioxidant enzymes activities and SOD mRNA responses

Precious Aluta, Ademola Z. Aderolu, Muyideen Owonire Lawal, Adekunle Anthony Olutola

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Abstract

This study evaluated the dietary effect of onion peel powder (OPP) on growth, blood chemistry, hepatic antioxidant enzymes activities and SOD mRNA responses of Clarias gariepinus. One hundred and twenty fish were randomly distributed into twelve plastic tanks and fed experimental diets for 42 days. Four diets (control, OPP-2, OPP-4 and OPP-6) were formulated with graded levels of OPP (0, 20, 40 and 60 g/kg diet) respectively. At the end of the experiment, the fish fed OPP supplemented diet exhibited significantly increased weight gain, specific growth rate (SGR) and better feed conversion ratio (FCR) compared to the control group (p
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00780
Number of pages8
JournalScientific African
Volume12
Early online date19 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes

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