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Use of vital wheat gluten in aquaculture feeds

Overview of attention for article published in Aquatic Biosystems, January 2013
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Use of vital wheat gluten in aquaculture feeds
Published in
Aquatic Biosystems, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/2046-9063-9-21
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Emmanuelle Apper-Bossard, Aurélien Feneuil, Anne Wagner, Frédérique Respondek


In aquaculture, when alternative protein sources of Fish Meal (FM) in diets are investigated, Plant Proteins (PP) can be used. Among them, Vital Wheat Gluten (VWG) is a proteinaceous material obtained from wheat after starch extraction. "It is mainly composed of two types of proteins, gliadins and glutenins, which confer specific visco-elasticity that's to say ability to form a network providing suitable binding. This will lead to specific technological properties that are notably relevant to extruded feeds". Besides these properties, VWG is a high-protein ingredient with an interesting amino-acid profile. Whereas it is rather low in lysine, it contains more sulfur amino acids than other PP sources and it is high in glutamine, which is known to improve gut health and modulate immunity. VWG is a protein source with one of the highest nitrogen digestibility due to a lack of protease inhibitor activity and to the lenient process used to make the product. By this way, addition of VWG in diet does not adversely affect growth performance in many fish species, even at a high level, and may secure high PP level diets that can induce health damages.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Greece 1 2%
Norway 1 2%
Unknown 54 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 20%
Researcher 9 16%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Student > Master 6 11%
Other 4 7%
Other 14 25%
Unknown 5 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 34 61%
Engineering 4 7%
Chemistry 3 5%
Environmental Science 2 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 6 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 August 2019.
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