Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 16 Issue 1

Biochemical changes and energy utilisation in developing stages of the estuarine prawn Macrobrachium idella (Hilgendrof)

Sumitra Vijayaraghavan and D. C. V. Easterson

Changes in the biochemical composition, caloric content and energy utilisation during the embryonic stages of Macrobrackium idella were studied. The results show that protein contributes to about 67.4% of the total energy available for development. The gross efficiency of the prawn works out to be 44.0%.

Date : 30-04-1974