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). UNSPECIFIED,(ed.) 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
ID Code:8562
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:10 Jun 2011 09:24
Last Modified:10 Jun 2011 09:24

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