Amino Acid Synthesis
Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:42 AM
Its interesting to see the role that Glucose plays in it.
A damn good read.
Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:37 PM
A damn good read.
Well not not quite up there with Iain Banks when he's on form IMO but interesting I'll admit!
If I'm interpreting this correctly, it might provide a sort of explanation as to why the Ultra Low Nutrient Systems have us chucking bottles of amino acids into our tanks as coral foods. The ULNS systems essentially tend to starve the dull brown zoanthellae so as to reveal the prettier underlying coral colours. Yet the paper implies corals might potentially be dependent on the sugars produced by those zoanthellae in order to synthesise essential amino-acids for themselves. So in their (reefkeeper imposed) absence we end up dosing.
Not sure what to make though of the observation that the corals were generating more of the aminos thought non-essential than those thought essential? Seems a wasteful practice unless our own understanding of what is and isn't essential for coral metabolism is incorrect.
Thanks for sharing.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:24 PM
Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:42 PM
I mix amino's in my home made food and also in the media I grow microworms in, which I also feed to my corals.
It could be argued, looking at this research, that we could substitute amino acids with Glucose, and allow the corals to build their own from that.
Its also interesting to compare the list of coral utilised Amino's against the composition of some of the bodybuilding formulas available, which is what I use.
Thanks for resurecting the post Linds.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:01 PM
Ive only really scan read that so i will have another proper look tomorrow
Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:18 PM
Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:32 AM
Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:54 AM
I find the flesh of the corals Heals better and the skeletal growth is stronger by far
Like most things in life your only see he benefits of any trace elements if overall the rest of your system is Ticking .If your system is no ticking i think you could add gold dust from god and your see little if any benefits .
AAs all he way for me
Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:01 PM
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