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Title: Significance of tissue aminotransferases in brachyuran species of diverse habitats
Authors: Rao, K V Ramana
Dayakar, Y
Issue Date: Dec-1987
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: In the tissues of Scylla serrata (Forskal) from brackish water, Ocypode platytarsis (Milne H. Edwards) from seacoast and Oziotelphusa senex senex (Fabricius) from paddy fields the free amino acid (FAA) content is high. The muscle has the highest FAA content. The tissue aspartate (AAT) and alanine (AlAT) aminotransferase activities are high in muscle followed by gill and midgut gland indicating operation of gluconeogenesis for energy. AAT/AlAT ratios in the tissues largely demonstrate preponderance towards anaerobic metabolism. The AlAT activity also indicates adaptability of these brachyurans to their respective habitats against temperature, salinity, oxygen content, etc.
Page(s): 267-268
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.16(4) [December 1987]

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