Vitellogenesis in the Indian white prawn Penaeus indicus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Penaeidae)

Mohamed, K S and Diwan, A D (1994) Vitellogenesis in the Indian white prawn Penaeus indicus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Penaeidae). Journal of Aquaculture in Tropics, 9. pp. 157-172.


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The process of vitellogenesis in Penaeus indicus has been investigated using histological, histochemical, and electron microscopic methods. Based on the changes evident in the cytoplasm and nucleus, five vitellogenic phases are recognized. Histochemical studies revealed the yolk to be a glycolipoProtein complex, with proteins being the first to be associated with the yolk complex, followed by carbohydrates and finally lipids. Yolk formation apparently takes place by the selective deposition and sequestration of organic material from within (autosynthesis) and without (heterosynthesis).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vitellogenesis; Indian white prawn; Penaeus indicus; Crustacea; Decapoda; Penaeidae
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Biotechnology
CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2011 10:27
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:44

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