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|Main Title||Aquatic Plants from Minnesota. Part IV. Nutrient Composition.|
|Author||Lin, J. G. ; Goodric, R. D. ; Meisk, J. C. ; Stab, E. John ;|
|CORP Author||Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Water Resources Research Center.|
|Report Number||WRRC-Bull-56; OWRR-A-025-MINN; 13716,; A-025-MINN(5)|
|Stock Number||PB-222 912|
|Additional Subjects||( Aquatic plants ; Feeding stuffs) ; ( Feeding stuffs ; Ruminants) ; ( Animal nutrition ; Aquatic plants) ; ( Nutrients ; Aquatic plants) ; Livestock ; Carbohydrates ; Proteins ; Forage grasses ; Minerals ; Freshwater biology ; Chemical analysis ; Office of Water Resources Research|
The nutritive value of aquatic plants is of interest from several standpoints. They serve as the main source of food for a variety of aquatic fauna, including the insects among the invertebrates. Diets of vertebrates such as moose, muskrat and beaver, as well as many water-fowl, are chiefly composed of aquatic vegetation. Therefore, it would appear that aquatic plants may have a valuable potential as a livestock forage. The nutritive value of aquatic plants was determined by proximate, Van Soest and mineral analyses. A brief explanation of terms and which nutrients are determined by each analyses is presented. Laboratory procedures are discussed.