Moulting and growth

Diwan, A D and Vijayan, K K (2007) Moulting and growth. In: Physiology of Marine Shrimp Fenneropenaeus indicus. Diwan, A D and Mohan Joseph, M,(eds.) Narendra Publishing House, Delhi, pp. 59-92.

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In the life history of the shrimp, growth is achieved only through periodic shedding of the cuticular sheath covering the body. Thus, shedding of the cuticle is the most important physiological event in these animals. During moult cycle many cyclic changes occur in structural, biochemical and physiological processes. This dynamic event continues throughout the life span of the shrimp linking almost all biological activities with this process. In scientific shrimp farming aiming at high production, adequate knowledge on the physiology of growth is imperative

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Moulting; growth
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Biotechnology
ID Code:7930
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:05 Mar 2011 10:16
Last Modified:05 Mar 2011 10:16

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