A comparative study on selected oxidative enzyme systems in two species of brachyurans inhabiting different habitats

Y. Dayakar, G.S.S.P. Rao, K.V.R. Rao


Ocypodis platytarsis is more active and aggressive than Oziotelphusa senex senex. The rate of oxygen consumption by the animal and tissues and the activity of the oxidative enzymes well demonstrate that O. platytarsis to depend more on aerobic metabolism than O. senex senex. The hydrological conditions and other environmental factors operating in the respective habitats should be responsible for this type of metabolic adaptation


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