An improved gonad biopsy technique for Hippopus hippopus

Shelley, C.C., and Reid, R.G.B. (1988) An improved gonad biopsy technique for Hippopus hippopus. In: Copland, J.W., and Lucas, J.S., (eds.) Giant clams in Asia and the Pacific. ACIAR Monograph Series, 9 . Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, ACT, Australia, pp. 95-97.

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A standard biopsy technique for clams of the family Tridacnidae resulted in high mortalities when used on Hippopus hippopus. Postmortem anatomical studies showed that mortalities were caused by puncture of the pericardium, resulting in the loss of haemal fluid. Similar damage to the digestive gland and style sac may also have contributed to mortalities. An improved biopsy technique is described which takes into account the anatomical arrangement of the gonad in relation to the visceral mass.

Item ID: 33950
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-949511-70-6
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Funders: Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, Giant Clam Mariculture Project (ACIAR funded)
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2015 05:18
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 30%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 70%
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