Partitioning of nutrients for growth and other metabolic functions: efficiency and priority considerations.

@article{Baker1991PartitioningON,
  title={Partitioning of nutrients for growth and other metabolic functions: efficiency and priority considerations.},
  author={David H. Baker},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1991},
  volume={70 8},
  pages={1797-805}
}
The raw materials for proteinaceous growth in the avian are amino acids supplied from protein ingestion and from body protein degradation. Maximal efficiency of utilization (i.e., retention) of absorbed nitrogen approximates 76%. This occurs when a well-balanced mixture of amino acids is ingested. The utilization efficiency of individual dietary amino acids varies around the 76% figure, with slow-turnover amino acids such as lysine being used more efficiently (80%) than fast-turnover amino… CONTINUE READING
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