Articles written in Proceedings – Animal Sciences
Volume 87 Issue 3 March 1978 pp 27-31
The per cent decrease of glycogen content in all the tissues investigated is more in 20-days starved snails than the 4-months aestivated snails when compared to active snails. Recovery of administered glucose-U-14C in the respiratory CO2 is 42·27% in active snails, whereas it is 8·81% and 26·09% in aestivated and starved snails respectively. Maximal levels of incorporation of labelled glucose were found at 18 hr in all the tissues and the rate of incorporation was greatly elevated in the tissues of aestivated and starved snails. The causes for the difference in the rates of incorporation and the utilization of glycogen in active, aestivated and starved snails are discussed.