On the structure and molt controlling function of the Y-organ in the prawn Penaeus indicus-

Vijayan, K K and Mohamed, K S and Diwan, A D (1993) On the structure and molt controlling function of the Y-organ in the prawn Penaeus indicus-. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 24 (4). pp. 516-521.

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Abstract

The morphological and histological structure of the Y-organ of Penaeus indicus is described. The gland 1-2 x 0.3 mm (LXW) is located in between the mandibular and posterior dorsoventral muscle at the junction of prebranchial and branchial chambers. Histochemical tests were performed to determine the chemical nature of the Y-organ cells. Significant changes in the size and tinctorial affinity of the Y-organ cells \%eroeb served in relation to the molt cycle. Y-organectomy experiments revealed that the onset of premolt development Has inhibited, suggesting the presence of molt inducing factor in the Y-organ

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Structure; Molt Controlling Function; Y-Organ; Prawn; Penaeus indicus
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:6152
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:10 Nov 2010 11:40
Last Modified:10 Nov 2010 11:40

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