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Mersin University Journal of The Faculty of Education began to be published in 2005. It has been issued in three volumes (April, August and December) a year since 2012. The articles can be issued in Turkish or English in the Journal. All the volumes can be accessed online (from Archive).

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Biochemical Composition of The Wild Long-Snouted Female and Male Seahorses (Hippocampus guttulatus Cuvier, 1829)  [2018]

Özdemir, Nurgül; Caf, Fatma;

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The biochemical composition in wild long-snouted female and male individuals of Hippocampus guttulatus was investigated in Southeastern Black Sea. PUFA were the most important fatty acids in males (40%) and in females (41%). The main components of PUFA were DHA (20-22%) and EPA (9-11%). DHA was the most abundant fatty acids in H. guttulatus. Cholesterol was the most important sterol in the males and females (205.36 µg/g; 200.36 µg/g, respectively). α- tocopherols (vitamin E) was the most important lipophilic vitamins and α-tocopherol acetate was the highest amount (6.67 µg/g; 7.88 µg/g, respectively) in the females and males. Total protein was 13.87 mg/g in the male and 14.38 mg/g in the females. GSH (Glutathione) and GSSG (Oxidised Glutathione) levels were lower than MDA (Malondialdehyde). GSH was 99.66 µg/g in the male and 98.18 µg/g in the female. GSSG was 40.25 µg/g in the males and 40.18 µg/g in the females. It was thought that high MDA level (251.07-256.30 µg/g) occurred, because low vitamin E level did not prevent PUFA peroxidation. Our findings showed that biochemical composition of seahorses did not differ between male and female individuals except for fatty acids (p<0.01).

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Mediterranean Fisheries and Aquaculture Research