Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Research progress on the biochemical characteristics of yolk protein and synthesis sites of vitellogenin in penaeid shrimps.

Abstract

This review covers work on various species including Penaeus japonicus, P. semisulcatus, P. monodon, P. chinensis, Litopenaeus schmitti, Metapenaeus ensis, Parapenaeus longirostris and Macrobrachium rosenbergii. The subjects covered include the characteristics of egg yolk proteins, vitellins and their characteristics in different species and the synthesis of vitellogenin with particular reference to the possibility of its synthesis outside the ovary.