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Table 2 Apparent digestibility coefficient (ADC) of crude protein (CP) of diets with different protein sources depending on the inclusion rate and the species

From: Use of vital wheat gluten in aquaculture feeds

Species Physiological status Protein source1 Protein source in diet (%) ADC of CP in diet or of ingredient (%) Reference
Coho salmon Growing VWG 302 98.4 [34]
SBM 100 96.4
Herring FM   96.6
Deboned meal   96.7
CGM   95.2
VWG   99.6
SBM   93.0
Herring FM   94.7
Deboned meal   95.1
CGM   91.9
Rainbow trout Growing VWG 302 98.6 [34]
SBM 100 95.5
Herring FM   96.6
Deboned meal   97.2
CGM   97.4
VWG   100
SBM   90.1
Herring FM   94.6
Deboned meal   96.7
CGM   97.3
Australian silver perch Juvenile VWG 29.7 99.8 [37]
SBM   94.8
Australian FM   92.3
SDBM   90.2
CGM   95.4
Gilthead sea bream Growing VWG 1003 96 [39]
SPC   92
FM   86
CGM   90
Nile tilapia Juvenile VWG 15 92.6 [40]
SBM   90.5
DWD   88.9
FM   89.7
Atlantic cod Juvenile VWG 29.8 99.9 [36]
SBM   92.3
SPC   98.6
PeaPC   89.8
CGM   86.3
   Herring FM   93.3  
  1. 1VWG: Vital Wheat Gluten; SBM: Soybean Meal; CGM: Corn Gluten Meal; SDBM: Spray-Dried Blood Plasma; SPC: Soy Protein Concentrate; PeaPC: Pea Protein Concentrate; FM: Fish Meal.
  2. 2Digestibility coefficients are given for both the diet with 30% protein source and for each protein source.
  3. 3Digestibility coefficients are indicated for each protein source.