International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

- International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2013) Volume 1, Issue 1

Biochemical Studies on Protein Content in Different Tissues of Selected Shrimps Penaeus Monodon and Penaeus Vannamei

The present study was undertaken to determine the amount of protein content in different tissues of marine shrimps Penaeus monodon and Penaeus vannamei. The test specimens were obtained from shrimp culture ponds at Mallippattinam, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu, India. The different tissues were analyzed for protein content. The amount of protein contents were observed in muscle (149.00 ± 0.65 mg/g), gills (89.46 ± 1.26 mg/g) and intestine (114.40 ± 0.97 mg/gm) of P. monodon and compared to that of P. vannamei’s muscle (101.19 ± 0.06 mg/gm), gills (82.03 ± 1.69 mg/gm) and intestine (102.19 ± 0.54 mg/gm). The highest content of protein was observed in P. monodon than in P. vannamei.

Author(s): N. NARASIMHAN P. MAHARAJOTHI, R. RAVICHELVAN, M. SUKUMARAN, R. RAVICHANDRAN AND R. RENGARAJAN

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