Amino Acids Content of Anadara indica at Garapan and Cibungur Rivermouths, Banten Province, Indonesia  

Noverita Dian Takarina1 , Tjiong Giok Pin2 , Titin Siswantining3
1. Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia
2. Department of Geography, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia
3. Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 13   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2016.06.0013
Received: 18 Feb., 2016    Accepted: 08 Apr., 2016    Published: 08 Apr., 2016
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Takarina N.D., Pin T.G., Siswantining T., 2016, Amino Acids Content of Anadara indica at Garapan and Cibungur Rivermouths, Banten Province, Indonesia, International Journal of Marine Science, 6(13): 1-4 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2016.06.0013)

Abstract

Amino acid is one of organic compounds that are biologically important for human. Cockles have been used as amino acid alternative source in fulfilling daily diet. Anadara indica is one of cockles that widely found in Southeast Asia and yet, where content amino acid in this cockle has been studied. This research is aimed to investigate the content of amino acid in Anadara indica. Samples were collected from Garapan and Cibungur rivermouths using “garoo”. Samples then grouped into small, medium, and large categories based on their shell length. Amino acid content was measured using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Arginin have higher concentration compared to other essential amino acids which was 1.86 %, while among non essential amino acid, glutamate acid has the highest concentration, which was 2.51 %. As consideration of food source, this cockle is very potential.

Keywords
Essential amino acids; Nonessential amino acids; Cockles; Anadara indica; Food source
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