Physiological and Biotechnological Approaches of the Amazonian Tambaqui Fish (Colossoma macropomum)

Elba V. Matoso Maciel de Carvalho
Rosiely F. Bezerra
Caio R. Dias Assis
Ranilson S. Bezerra
Maria Tereza S. Correia
Luana Cassandra Breitenbach Barroso Coelho, PhD
Departamento de Bioquímica, Centro de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil

Series: Marine Biology
BISAC: SCI070010



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The tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) is a fish from the basins of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers. This species is considered the second largest freshwater scale fish in South America and is the third in the continental aquaculture ranking. The tambaqui have a good pattern of growth and productivity with high quality of meat for tropical aquaculture. It is a rustic species presenting adaptation to adverse environmental conditions. The considerable growth of tambaqui farming promotes studies focusing on nutrition and enzymatic profiles that have been conducted and have become important tools for productivity. However, little is known about tambaqui nutritional requirements. This book discusses the nutritional aspects of the tambaqui fish, as well as the hematological aspects; the hypoxia tolerance; lectins; industrial enzymes; enzymatic biomarkers; and genotoxicity biomarkers. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Tambaqui Overview (pp. 1-4)

Chapter 2 - Nutritional Aspects (pp. 5-8)

Chapter 3 - Hematological Aspects (pp. 9-12)

Chapter 4 - Hypoxia Tolerance (pp. 13-14)

Chapter 5 - Lectins (pp. 15-18)

Chapter 6 - Industrial Enzymes (pp. 19-20)

Chapter 7 - Enzymatic Biomarkers (pp. 21-24)

Chapter 8 - Genotoxicity Biomarkers (pp. 25-26)

Chapter 9 - Final Considerations (pp. 27-28)




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