Biochemical Studies on Cestode Parasites in Mastacembelus Armatus in Nasik District, M. S. (India)

Authors(4) :-Rahul B. Gaikwad, Hemant K. Bhagwan, Sayed Zarin Sana, Dr. Shakera A. Inamdar

Parasitic biochemistry is an arena which is emerging in parallel with the new surge of interest in tropical diseases. The previously known parasitologists have been known to adopt biochemical methodology in order to stay up-to-date of development. The main source of energy for cestode inhabiting the alimentary tract of vertebrates is glucose. Proteins and lipids are also crucial and play many important biological roles. The protein content of the parasites adapted to parasitic mode of life typically constitute 20 to 40 percent of their dry weight, while as older proglottids are known to contain higher contents of lipid. The present study deals with biochemical estimation of cestode parasites and its host (Normal and infected intestinal tissue of Mastacembelus armatus) from Nasik district. The result show higher concentration of lipid in parasites than its host.

Authors and Affiliations

Rahul B. Gaikwad
Department of Zoology, S. M. D. M. College Kallamb, Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India
Hemant K. Bhagwan
Department of Zoology, S. M. D. M. College Kallamb, Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India
Sayed Zarin Sana
Modern College of Arts Commerce and Science Ganeshkhind Pune, Maharashtra, India
Dr. Shakera A. Inamdar
Modern College of Arts Commerce and Science Ganeshkhind Pune, Maharashtra, India

Keywords: Parasites, Biochemistry, Mastacembelus armatus, Senga species, Cestode.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 11 | November-December 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-12-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 384-385
Manuscript Number : IJSRST18401162
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Rahul B. Gaikwad, Hemant K. Bhagwan, Sayed Zarin Sana, Dr. Shakera A. Inamdar, " Biochemical Studies on Cestode Parasites in Mastacembelus Armatus in Nasik District, M. S. (India)", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 11, pp.384-385, November-December-2018. Available at doi : https://doi.org/10.32628/IJSRST18401162
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST18401162

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