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Amino acid profile of four earthworms species from Nigeria

Dedeke, G. A. and Owa, S. O. and Olurin, Kayode B. (2010) Amino acid profile of four earthworms species from Nigeria. AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGY JOURNAL OF NORTH AMERICA, 1 (1). pp. 97-102. ISSN 2151-7525

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The amino acid profile of four species of earthworms from Nigeria namely Eudrilus eugeniae, Hyperiodrilus africanus, Alma millsoni and Libyodrilus violaceus were evaluated in this study. The amino acid analysis was conducted using the High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) specifically the Technichon TSM-1 (technosequential multisample) analyser for amino acid. Nine essential namely Lysine, Histidine, Arginine, Threonine, Valine, Methionine, Isoleucine, Leucine and Phebylalanine and eight non-essential amino acids namely Aspartic acid, Serine, Glutamic acid, Proline, Glycine, Alanine, Cystine and Tyrosine were recorded in this study. Cystine with a range of 0.64-0.80 g/100kg protein had the least concentration while Glutamic acid with a range of 11.50-13.22 g/100kg protein was the highest. Lysine and methionine, which were limiting amino acids in most feedstuffs, were present in all the earthworm species and ranges from 4.95-5.70 g/100g protein for lysine and 2.08-2.30 g/100g protein for methionine

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Essential, Non-essential, amino acids, Earthworm species, chromatogram, dietary, Eudrilus
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 11:33
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 11:33

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