Jump to Main Content
The biotin requirement of rats fed 20 percent egg white
- Klevay, L.M.
- Journal of nutrition 1976 v.106 no.11 pp. 1643
- biotin, nutrient requirements, rats, diet, egg albumen, cholesterol metabolism, blood lipids, blood serum, cholesterol, animal growth, growth retardation
- The biotin requirement of rats fed a diet based upon 62.4% sucrose, 20.0% egg white and 10.0% corn oil was determined using growth for 60 days as the criterion. Maximal growth and maximal concentration of cholesterol in plasma occurred when the diet contained 2.00 mg biotin/kg. Growth depression was noted in one of two experiments in which there were 3.00 mg of biotin/kg of diet.