Is nitrogen-to-protein conversion factor for seaweed dependent on season?

Goncalo Silva Marinho (Speaker), Holdt, S. L. (Speaker)

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Recently an effort has been made to establish nitrogen-to-protein conversion factors specific for seaweeds, as the tradition conversion factor of 6.25 overestimates their protein content. Nevertheless, potential seasonal variation of this conversion factor has not yet been considered. This paper evaluates the seasonal nitrogen budget of Saccharina latissima and discusses the importance of more specific nitrogen-to-protein conversion factors, also taking season into account.
Period19 Jun 2017
Held atUniversity of Nantes, France
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Seaweed
  • protein
  • amino acids
  • Kjeldahl
  • Dumas
  • conversion factor