The Total Concentration of Carotenoids in Rapana venosa Gonad
Igor P. Bondarev1
Ludmila V. Malakhova2
1. Benthos Ecology Department, Institute of Marine Biological Research (IMBR) Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Nakhimov av., 2, Sevastopol, 299011, Russian Federation
2. Department of Radiation and Chemical Biology, Institute of Marine Biological Research (IMBR) Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Nakhimov av., 2, Sevastopol, 299011, Russian Federation
International Journal of Marine Science, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 11 doi: 10.5376/ijms.2016.06.0011
Received: 16 Feb., 2016 Accepted: 26 Mar., 2016 Published: 26 Mar., 2016
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Bondarev I.P., and Malakhova L.V., 2016, The total concentration of carotenoids in Rapana venosa gonad, International Journal of Marine Science, 6(11): 1-7 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2016.06.0011)
For the first time we investigated the total carotenoid content (TCC) in the gonads predator Rapana venosa depending on the age of the individuals and TCC victim's body. The data obtained show a direct link between the increase amounts of carotenoids in the gonads R. venosa with age. Strengthening the color intensity of the gonads is also associated with an increase in carotenoid content. The content of carotenoids in the Rapana gonade also dependent from TCC of its food items tissue.
Age; Carotenoid content; Ecology; Gonad; Population; Rapana venosa
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