Elevated ability to compete for limited food resources by 'all-fish' growth hormone transgenic common carp Cyprinus carpio.

@article{Duan2009ElevatedAT,
  title={Elevated ability to compete for limited food resources by 'all-fish' growth hormone transgenic common carp Cyprinus carpio.},
  author={Meihong Duan and Tonghui Zhang and Wenzhong Hu and L. Fredrik Sundstr{\"o}m and Y-p Wang and Zhikuo Li and Z Zhu},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={1459-72}
}
Food consumption, number of movements and feeding hierarchy of juvenile transgenic common carp Cyprinus carpio and their size-matched non-transgenic conspecifics were measured under conditions of limited food supply. Transgenic fish exhibited 73.3% more movements as well as a higher feeding order, and consumed 1.86 times as many food pellets as their non-transgenic counterparts. After the 10 day experiment, transgenic C. carpio had still not realized their higher growth potential, which may be… CONTINUE READING

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