The Effect of Depuration on Amino Acid Composition in Carpet Shell (Ruditapes decussatus, Linnaesus, 1758)


International Conference on Marine Science & Aquaculture, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 17 - 19 March 2015, pp.82

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Kota Kinabalu
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Page Numbers: pp.82
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Carpet shells collected from İzmir Bay (Turkey) were analyzed for amino acids. The samples were taken out every 12 hour for amino acid analysis. The analysis of amino acid was performed using a UFLC (Ultra-Fast Liquid Chromatography) device and a UV detector. In the study were given the distribution of 16 kinds of amino acids (mg/100 g) in carpet shell. Composition of all amino acid showed fluctuations during the depuration process. Observed changes among depuration time were found important (P<0.05). Amino acid values of carpet shell at the 72-hour of depuration were generally observed lower than the initial value. In our study, was determined methionine the lowest value by 139.31 and lysine the highest value by 753.10 mg/100g for fresh carpet shell. Also, these max-min values were detected the same amino acids at the end of the depuration.