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Keywords: nitrogen quotient
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (4): jeb194217.
Published: 21 February 2019
... quotient increased slightly (0.89 to 0.97) whereas the nitrogen quotient increased greatly (0.072 to 0.140), representing peak amino acid/protein usage (52%) at this time. After 48-h fasting, endogenous carbohydrate and lipid were the major fuels, but in the first few hours after feeding, carbohydrate...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (12): 1993–2002.
Published: 15 May 2004
... nitrogen quotient(NQ= Ṁ N / Ṁ O 2 )on trout that had been either fasted or fed various daily rations (1%, 3% or 5% dry food per unit wet body mass per day). Feeding increased oxygen consumption ( Ṁ O 2 )and total-N excretion ( Ṁ N ). The NQ is often used as a measure of protein utilisation in aerobic...