Uptake and distribution of the amino acid leucine by freshwater triclads in different reproductive states

D. A. Read, P. Calow

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Abstract

1. 1. The distribution of labelled leucine to the tissues of mature, sexual triclads was non-random, the greatest incorporation being by the reproductive system and particularly the vitelline tissues. 2. 2. Incorporation into the reproductive system was more marked in semelparous (breed once and die) than in iteroparous (breed repeatedly over several seasons) triclads. 3. 3. No antero-posterior gradients of uptake and incorporation were discovered in either mature sexual or immature sexual or asexual triclads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Volume77
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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