Studies on the amino acid and protein requirements of laying Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica).

@article{Allen1980StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the amino acid and protein requirements of laying Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica).},
  author={Nathan Allen and Robert J Young},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1980},
  volume={59 9},
  pages={2029-37}
}
Six experiments were conducted to define the amino acid and protein requirements of laying Japanese quail. In the initial experiments the diets contained 12% protein from a mixture of casein and soybean meal and were supplemented with essential amino acids and glutamic acid to promote optimum egg production. Later studies were conducted with corn-soybean meal diets. Results from varying the levels of essential amino acids led to the following estimates of amino acid requirements (as percent of… CONTINUE READING