An indirect procedure for the estimation of assimilation efficiency of aquatic insects
Article first published online: 29 MAY 2006
Volume 16, Issue 1, pages 93–98, February 1986
How to Cite
PANDIAN, T. J. and MARIAN, M. P. (1986), An indirect procedure for the estimation of assimilation efficiency of aquatic insects. Freshwater Biology, 16: 93–98. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.1986.tb00950.x
- Issue published online: 29 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 29 MAY 2006
- Manuscript accepted 4 April 1985
SUMMARY. 1. From forty-five values reported for twenty species of aquatic insect species, it was found that the nitrogen content (N) of the food was significantly and positively correlated (r=0.97. P<0.001) with assimilation efficiency (Ase).
2. Therefore, the Ase of aquatic insects can be predieted, if the nitrogen content of the food is known, using the equation: Ase (%)=9.29+8.82N.