Changes in biochemical and mineral composition during ovarian maturation in the spiny lobster, Panulirus homarus (Linnaeus)

Vijayakumaran, M and Radhakrishnan, E V (2002) Changes in biochemical and mineral composition during ovarian maturation in the spiny lobster, Panulirus homarus (Linnaeus). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 44 (1 & 2). pp. 85-96.

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    Abstract

    Variations in biochemical and mineral composition of muscle, hepatopancreas and ovary were studied during ovarian maturation in the spiny lobster, Panulirus homarus. Among the organic reserves in the muscle, lipid alone showed a decline during maturation. In contrast, all the organic reserves in the hepatopancreas declined in the mature and spent lobsters. The decrease in hepatopancreatic reserves amounted to 22.92% (lipid), 0.67% (protein) and 33.33% (carbohydrate) of the total of these organic materials deposited in the mature ovary. The decrease in energy reserves in hepatopancreas and the corresponding increase in the mature ovary indicates that hepatopancreas is the main source of glycolipoproteins contributing to the vitellogenic processes.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Spiny lobster; Panulirus homarus (Linnaeus); ovarian maturation
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
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    Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2010 10:37
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:14
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1984

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