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    • Keywords

       

      Aestivation; starvation; acid phosphatase; Pila globosa

    • Abstract

       

      Acid phosphatase activity has been studied in hepatopancreas and foot tissues of the Indian apple snail,Pila globosa (Swainson), with reference to aestivation and starvation. The enzyme activity in the tissues of control snails is higher in hepatopancreas, than in foot. The activity of acid phosphatase increased in hepatopancreas and decreased in foot during starvation while it decreased in both the tissues during aestivation. The significance of these findings is discussed.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      P Aruna1 C Sreeramulu Chetty1 R Chandramohan Naidu1 K S Swami1

      1. Department of Zoology, SV University, Tirupati - 517 502
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