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). UNSPECIFIED,(ed.) Indian Academy of Sciences, pp. 125-130.
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|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries|
|Deposited By:||Arun Surendran|
|Deposited On:||10 Jun 2011 09:24|
|Last Modified:||10 Jun 2011 09:24|
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