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Title: Lipid and glucogen levels in the tisues of two west coast chitons; Mopalia muscosa and Nuttallina california
Student Author(s): Tenold, Robert
Faculty Advisor(s): Phillips, John H.
Pages: 30
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1974
Keywords: chiton
Abstract: Analysis was done on the foot, gut, digestive gland, and gonad using the methanol-ethyl method for lipids and phenol-sulfaric acid method for glycogen. Species differences were found only in the foot tissues. Female Mopalia muscosa (Gould, 1846) had a lower percentage of lipid in the foot tissue than did female Nuttallina californica (Reeve, 1847). Comparing both sexes, N. muscosa was found to have a higher level of glycogen in the foot tissue than N. californica. In the tissues of both species studied lipids are quantitatively the more important storage materials.
Notes: Publ 1975, Veliger 18 (Suppl): 128