Protein Content Variations of Lamellidens Marginalis in different Seasons in Different Body Parts from Godavari River, Paithan (M.S.) India

Authors(2) :-Shaikh Meherajbegum, Dr. V. N. Waghmare

We examined the seasonal patterns of biochemical composition in bivalve, Lamellidens marginalis from Godavari River, Paithan. In the present study, variations in organic constituents were observed in different body parts of the species. In all body parts of the bivalve the protein was found maximum during monsoon season (June) and was found minimum during summer season (May) of dry tissue weight. The bivalve mollusc shows maximum variation of biochemical constituents as it undergoes different stages like development, maturation and spawning during different seasons and can be affected by environmental factors, such as fluctuations in the environmental conditions, or by internal factors, such as metabolic and physiological activities. It might be the spawning cycle and food supply are the main factors responsible for this variation. It is well known that seasonal variations in nutritional contents of bivalves are closely linked to the reproductive cycle and climate changes and are affected by the availability and composition of the natural diet. As changes in the environmental conditions, it showed an effect on protein contents in the tissues like, mantle, hepatopancreas, gonad, gill and foot. Protein content maximum found in gonads throughout all the three seasons, whereas mantle shows minimum values of protein. There are great fluctuations in the values of protein during different seasons.

Authors and Affiliations

Shaikh Meherajbegum
Department of zoology, Mahatma Bashweshwar Mahavidyalaya Latur, Maharashtra, India
Dr. V. N. Waghmare
Department of zoology, Mahatma Bashweshwar Mahavidyalaya Latur, Maharashtra, India

Freshwater Bivalves, L. Marginalis, Protein.

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Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 10 | September-October 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-09-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 129-134
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Shaikh Meherajbegum, Dr. V. N. Waghmare, " Protein Content Variations of Lamellidens Marginalis in different Seasons in Different Body Parts from Godavari River, Paithan (M.S.) India, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 10, pp.129-134, September-October-2018. Available at doi :
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