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Title: The glycogen content and preliminary studies of glycogen synthesis in tissues of Pagurus samuelis (Stimpson, 1862) (Arthropoda: Malacostraca)
Student Author(s): Park, Melburn
Pages: 8
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1965
Keywords: hermit crab
Abstract: 1. The glycogen levels for the hepatopancreas and abdominal muscle of Pagurus samuelis are between 0.32% and 6.7% and between 0.064% and 0.58% of dry weight, respectively. 2. During starvation the mean percent glycogen by dry weight decreases from 2.4% to 1.3% in the hepatopancreas and increases from 0.2% to 1.2% in the abdominal muscle. 3. The presence of UDPG epimerase or similar mechanism for the conversion of D-galactose into D-glucose is suggested.