Nutritional Composition Of Aquatic Plants And Their Potential For Use As Animal Feed: A Case Study Of The Lower Volta Basin

ABSTRACT

An investigation was carried out to determine the nutritional composition of some selected dominant aquatic plants and their significant effect on chemical and physical characteristics of the water. Four aquatic plants namely Nymphaea lotus, Ipomoea aquatica, Typha ausralis. and Scirpus cubensis were sampled, identified and authenticated at the Ghana Herbarium. The proximate nutritional compositions of the plants were determined using standard procedure outlined in Association of Official Analytical Chemist (AOAC 2002). Water and sediment quality analyses of some physico-chemical variables were also carried out using processes outlined in the standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater. The results indicated that nutrient composition such as the crude protein, ether extracts, ash content and nitrogen free extracts were significantly higher than the corresponding constituents in Panicum maximum used as control for the study (p

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APA

ETSE, W (2021). Nutritional Composition Of Aquatic Plants And Their Potential For Use As Animal Feed: A Case Study Of The Lower Volta Basin. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/nutritional-composition-of-aquatic-plants-and-their-potential-for-use-as-animal-feed-a-case-study-of-the-lower-volta-basin

MLA 8th

ETSE, WEMEGAH "Nutritional Composition Of Aquatic Plants And Their Potential For Use As Animal Feed: A Case Study Of The Lower Volta Basin" Afribary. Afribary, 26 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/nutritional-composition-of-aquatic-plants-and-their-potential-for-use-as-animal-feed-a-case-study-of-the-lower-volta-basin. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

ETSE, WEMEGAH . "Nutritional Composition Of Aquatic Plants And Their Potential For Use As Animal Feed: A Case Study Of The Lower Volta Basin". Afribary, Afribary, 26 May. 2021. Web. 19 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/nutritional-composition-of-aquatic-plants-and-their-potential-for-use-as-animal-feed-a-case-study-of-the-lower-volta-basin >.

Chicago

ETSE, WEMEGAH . "Nutritional Composition Of Aquatic Plants And Their Potential For Use As Animal Feed: A Case Study Of The Lower Volta Basin" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 19, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/nutritional-composition-of-aquatic-plants-and-their-potential-for-use-as-animal-feed-a-case-study-of-the-lower-volta-basin