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dc.contributor.author Yilmaz, Sevdan en_US
dc.contributor.author Ergun, Sebahattin en_US
dc.contributor.author Turk, Necla en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-04T18:27:17Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-09-04T18:27:17Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0792-156X en_US
dc.identifier.other IJA_64.2012.768
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/23593 en_US
dc.description.abstract The effects of dietary cumin (Cuminum cyminum) as a feed additive on growth performance and disease resistance of tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) were studied. Five isonitrogenous (37% crude protein) and isocaloric (18.6 kj/g) diets were formulated to contain 0% (control), 0.5%, 1.0%, 1.5%, or 2.0% cumin. Fifteen aquaria (80 l) were stocked with 15 fish (0.56±0.02 g), each, and fish were fed one of the five diets for 75 days. The cumin supplementation did not affect the feed conversion rate (FCR) or specific growth rate (SGR). Cumulative mortality was 60% in fish fed the 0% control diet and challenged with Streptococcus iniae. However, in fish fed the 1.0%, 1.5%, or 2.0% supplemented diets, mortality was only 10.42%, 31.25%, and 37.50%, respectively. In conclusion, a dietary cumin level of 1% provides the best survival rate for tilapia, O. mossambicus, without adversely affecting growth performance or feed utilization. en_US
dc.format.extent 5 pages en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Israel. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture. en_US
dc.title Effects of Cumin-Supplemented Diets on Growth and Disease (Streptococcus iniae) Resistance of Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) en_US

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