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Effects of chromium nanoparticles supplementation on body composition of Cirrhinus mrigala fingerlings fed sunflower meal based diet

By: Nisar Ahmad, Syed Makhdoom Hussain, Qasim Ali, Farhat Jabeen, Muhammad Asrar, Muhammad Mudassar Shahzad, Muhammad Zubair-Ul-Hassan Arsalan

Key Words: C. mrigala, Cr NPs, Carcass composition, Hematology.

Int. J. Biosci. 14(1), 186-193, January 2019.


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Nanoscience is a fast growing field of research which aims to generate new materials having wide range of applications. This research was conducted to evaluate the effects of Cr nanoparticles supplemented sunflower meal based diet on body composition of Cirrhinus mrigala fingerlings. Nano Cr was added in sunflower meal based diet having graded (0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3 mg Kg-1) levels. Fifteen fingerlings were stocked in each replicated V-shaped tank and fed at the rate of 5% of their live wet weight. Effects of each treatment on the carcass composition were calculated by standard methods and formulae. The best results in regard of body composition (CP; 59% and EE; 14%) were noted in fingerlings when fed on 2 and 1.5 mg Kg-1 levels of Cr-nano particles based diets, respectively. It was concluded from the results of current study that supplementation of Cr NPs (1.5-2 mg Kg-1) in sunflower meal based diet improves the body composition of C. mrigala fingerlings.

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Effects of chromium nanoparticles supplementation on body composition of Cirrhinus mrigala fingerlings fed sunflower meal based diet

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Nisar Ahmad, Syed Makhdoom Hussain, Qasim Ali, Farhat Jabeen, Muhammad Asrar, Muhammad Mudassar Shahzad, Muhammad Zubair-Ul-Hassan Arsalan.
Effects of chromium nanoparticles supplementation on body composition of Cirrhinus mrigala fingerlings fed sunflower meal based diet.
Int. J. Biosci. 14(1), 186-193, January 2019.
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