Arumugam, M and Ravindranath, M H (1981) Copper. CMFRI Special Publication (7). pp. 67-73.


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Copper is an essential element found in the blood and other tissues of Crustacea. It forms a part of cuproprotein required for oxygen transport and electron transport systems. It also forms as prosthetic group in many enzymes such as phenol oxidase and acts as activator for enzymes such as malate dehydrogenase. It is toxic in free state (Holden, 1970) and dialysable copper is absent in the blood of crustaceans (Arumugam & Ravindranath, 1980). The copper exists in blood both in the cuprous and cupric state and is linked with protein through sulphydryl groups (Klotz & Klotz, 1955). Several methods are in vogue for determination of copper. Some of them are suitable for vertebrate tissue where it is 100 times lower than the crustacean blood or other tissues. Here the suitability and consistency of 3 spectrophotometry methods were analysed for determination of crustacean blood or other tissue copper concentration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Copper; Crustacean Biochemistry and Physiology
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries
Fish and Fisheries > Biochemical Study
Divisions: Contributors
CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2010 06:08
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:20

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