NPU

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NPU

(1) (Network Processing Unit) Same as network processor.

(2) (Neural Processing Unit) See neuromorphic chip.
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The protein quality was evaluated on the basis of true digestibility (TD), net protein utilization (NPU), biological value (BV), protein efficiency ratio (PER) and feed efficiency ratio (FER).
Significant differences in weight gain (WG), specific growth rate (SGR), protein efficiency ratio (PER), feed conversion ratio (FCR), net protein utilization (NPU) and hepatosomatic index (HSI) were observed among dietary treatments (P<0.
Protein quality of cooked, autoclaved and extruded HWM was evaluated in terms of protein efficiency ratio (PER) and net protein utilization (NPU).
No significant difference was found in the feed conversion ratio (FCR), net protein utilization (NPU), hepato-somatic index (HSI) and viscerasomatic index (VSI) among all treatments.
The calculations for true digestibility (TD), net protein utilization (NPU), protein efficiency ratio (PER) and biological value (BV) were made by using the formulae of Miller and Bender (1955).
5 g/kg clay showed no differences in apparent digestibility of nutrients (CP, GE), metabolic rate of GE (ME/GE) and net protein utilization (NPU) as compared to pigs fed the control diet (p>0.
net protein utilization (NPU), will therefore reflect both digestibility and biological value.