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Microalgae strain shows promise for aquaculture feed

Freshwater microaglae strain offers digestible, quick-growing omega-3 rich aqua feed option, say researchers.

A team of researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada found good potential for a strain of microalgae Boekelovia hooglandii to be used either in feeds, or as a feed for bivalve larvae and juvenile oysters, reports FeedNavigator.com.

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The research group found that the microalgae offered potential as an aquaculture feed based on its particle size, nutrient content and digestibility, the researchers said.

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