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Use of natural carotenoids for pigmentation in fishes

  title={Use of natural carotenoids for pigmentation in fishes},
  author={S. K. Gupta and Ashish Jha and Asim Kumar Pal and Gudipati Venkateshwarlu},
Pigmentation is one of the important quality attributes of the fish for consumer acceptability. Carotenoids are responsible for pigmentation of muscle in food fish and skin colour in ornamental fish. As fish is not capable of synthesizing carotenoids de novo there is a need to incorporate carotenoids in the diet of cultured species. Since synthetic carotenoids are known to have deteriorating effects on the environment, there is a great demand for inclusion of natural carotenoids in aqua feed to… 

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