Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 316–321 | Cite as

Ontogenic study of isozymes in giant tiger prawn,Penaeus monodon (Crustacea: Decapoda)

  • Tong Jin-gou
  • E. Ballment
  • J. A. H. Benzie


The patterns of isozyme variation throughout the life cycle of the giant tiger prawn,Penaeus monodon were described for ten enzyme systems (G3PD, MDH, LGG, GPI, MPI, FBP, PGM, LDH, PGD, and PROT). The zymograms showed little variation in the number of isozymic loci expressed during larval development compared with results reported for other penaeid prawns. There were specific ontogenic patterns at some loci. As larvae developed beyond the embryonic stage, there was a tendency for intensity of staining and complexity of banding patterns to increase.

Key words

isozymes ontogeny Penaeus monodon 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tong Jin-gou
    • 1
  • E. Ballment
    • 2
  • J. A. H. Benzie
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of HydrobiologyChinese Academy of SciencesWuhan
  2. 2.Australian Institute of Marine ScienceTownsvilleAustralia

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