A study of alloxan-induced “diabetes” in the estuarine clam,Meretrix casta (Chemnitz)
1. Effects of different concentrations of alloxan on the blood glucose and tissue glycogen levels of the estuartine clam,Meretrix casta (Chemnitz), have been investigated.
2. In alloxan-diabetic specimens, there is an increase in the glycogen content in the foot and digestive diverticula. The overall increase and the range of fluctuations was greater in the digestive diverticula.
3. Alloxan shows a differential effect on the quantity of glycogen in the tissues.
4. Alloxan effect onMeretrix casta is different from toxic and cold effects on the glycogen content.