Changes in nucleic acids and protein content in relation to body size in the prawn Penaeus indicus H Milne Edwards

Thomas, George and Diwan, A D (1990) Changes in nucleic acids and protein content in relation to body size in the prawn Penaeus indicus H Milne Edwards. In: Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (Animal Science). Indian Academy of Sciences, pp. 125-130.

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Abstract

This study was carried out to find out the relationships of RNA, DNA content, RNA/DNA ratio and protein levels with differerit size length individuals of Penaeus indicus. RNA, DNA content, and RNA/DNA ratio were found to be high in small sized prawns, with increased amount of protein. There was a decline in RNA concentration as size of the prawns increased, thus showing an inverse relationship. Though DNA values also showed a slight decline with increase in. size, among large sized prawns there was a tendency to conserve DNA content. RNA/DNA ratio has been found useful in correlating growth (in terms of protein increase) only in small sized prawns.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: nucleic acids; protein content; body size; prawn; Penaeus indicus
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Fish Genetics
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2011 03:54
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:50
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8562

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