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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2016)
Fruits of lapsi Choerospondias axillaris enhances ascorbic acid level in brain and liver of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L) during intensive aquaculture


Author(s): Shubha Ratna Shakya and Shyam Narayan Labh

Abstract: Teleost fish lack the enzyme for endogenous synthesis of ascorbic acid (AA), an essential micronutrient for fish and fruits of lapsi are rich in vitamin C. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the effect of higher levels of dietary vitamin C on growth and protein levels in the brain and liver of common carp, Cyprinus carpio through lapsi fruits supplemented in the diets. Six groups of C. carpio were fed with experimental diets containing lapsi fruits supplemented at 0 mg kg1 (T1), 100 mg kg−1 (T2), 200 mg kg−1 (T3), 400 mg kg−1 (T4), 800 mg kg−1 (T5) and 1600 mg kg−1 (T6) for 70 days. Growth parameters (WG, SGR and FCR) and concentrations of vitamin C in brain and liver were estimated. Fish fed with lapsi fruits supplemented diet showed higher weight gain and specific growth rate (SGR) up to 400 mg kg−1 compared with control fish. Concentrations of vitamin C was found higher in liver of T4 diet fed group as compared to brain. In both tissues (brain and liver) the lowest vitamin C concentrations were always in control T4 diet fed carp. Results from this study help to establish the beneficial effect of lapsi fruits on growth and immunmodulation in C. carpio.

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Shubha Ratna Shakya, Shyam Narayan Labh. Fruits of lapsi Choerospondias axillaris enhances ascorbic acid level in brain and liver of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L) during intensive aquaculture. Int J Chem Stud 2016;4(4):199-205.
International Journal of Chemical Studies