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Biochemical composition of marine monogenean parasite eggs

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posted on 27.10.2020, 00:00 by AK Brazenor, DS Francis, KS Hutson, Alexander Carton
© 2017 This study on the eggs of the tropical monogenean Neobenedenia girellae presents the first detailed quantitative biochemical information of a marine parasite species’ eggs. Moisture and protein composed the majority of the contents of freshly laid eggs (79.12 ± 0.82 and 11.51 ± 0.49% respectively) followed by lipid (2.50 ± 0.15%). Lipids were composed of approximately equal amounts of saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids and the predominant lipid class was triacylglycerol (33.82 ± 1.20%). This study represents a fundamental step towards a better understanding of the early life biology of this important species of parasite.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Volume

218

Start Page

1

End Page

3

Number of Pages

3

eISSN

1872-9428

ISSN

0166-6851

Publisher

Elsevier

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

18/08/2017

External Author Affiliations

Australian Institute of Marine Science PMB No 3, Qld;James Cook University

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology

Exports

CQUniversity

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