Temming, A. (1994) Food conversion efficiency and the von Bertalanffy growth function. Part II and conclusion: Extension of the new model to the generalized von Bertalanffy growth function. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 17(4), pp. 41-45.
The simple model relating food conversion efficiency (K sub(1)) to body weight derived from the theoretical concepts behind von Bertalanffy's growth model, is extended here in the context of Pauly's generalization of that model. The exponent, which was fixed to 1/3 in the simple model, is in the extended model equivalent to 1-d, with d being the weight exponent of the anabolism term in Pauly's growth model. This makes the model applicable to fish for which the assumptions of the original (special) version of von Bertalanffy's growth model are violated.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||Food conversion efficiency and the von Bertalanffy growth function. Part II and conclusion: Extension of the new model to the generalized von Bertalanffy growth function|
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|Journal or Publication Title: ||Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly|
|Page Range: ||pp. 41-45|
|Issuing Agency: ||WorldFish Center|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Food conversion; Growth; Mathematical models|
|Item ID: ||9537|
|Depositing User: ||Mr William Ko|
|Date Deposited: ||03 Oct 2012 12:09|
|Last Modified: ||03 Oct 2012 12:09|
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