Biochemical composition of marine monogenean parasite eggs

Brazenor, Alexander K., Francis, David S., Hutson, Kate S., and Carton, Alexander G. (2017) Biochemical composition of marine monogenean parasite eggs. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 218. pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

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.

Item ID: 51899
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Platyhelminthes; biochemistry; Neobenedenia; Capsalidae; protein; lipid
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A version of this publication was included as Chapter 5 of the following PhD thesis: Brazenor, Alexander Karlis (2017) The biology of the cosmopolitan fish parasite Neobenedenia girellae. PhD thesis, James Cook University, which is available Open Access in ResearchOnline@JCU. Please see the Related URLs for access.

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ISSN: 1872-9428
Funders: James Cook University Graduate Research School (JCU GRS)
Projects and Grants: Australian Postgraduate Award, JCU GRS Research Grant
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 23:39
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070404 Fish Pests and Diseases @ 80%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology > 060101 Analytical Biochemistry @ 20%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830102 Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 50%
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