Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
Determination of Fatty Acid Compositions of Five Different Tilapia Species from the Çukurova (Adana/Turkey) Region
The fatty acid compositions of Tilapia rendalli, T. zilli and Oreochromis aurea reared in cages located in Seyhan Dam Lake, O. niloticus reared in freshwater ponds and Tilapia spp. from the Seyhan River were compared. The fatty acid levels of Tilapia spp. from the Seyhan River were significantly higher than those of the other groups (p < 0.05). Total \omega-3 fatty acid values were significantly different for all groups and the highest level were found in Tilapia spp. (p < 0.05). The ratio of \omega-3/ \omega-6 for Tilapia spp., O. aurea, T. rendalli, T. zilli and O. niloticus were 1.95, 1.37, 1.29, 1.21 and 1.12, respectively.
Tilapia zilli, Tilapia rendalli, Oreochromis aereus, Orechromis niloticus, Tilapia spp., Fatty acids
ÇELİK, MEHMET and GÖKÇE, MAHMUT ALİ (2003) "Determination of Fatty Acid Compositions of Five Different Tilapia Species from the Çukurova (Adana/Turkey) Region," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 27: No. 1, Article 11. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol27/iss1/11