hepatopancreas


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

hepatopancreas

[¦hep·əd·ō′paŋ·krē·əs]
(invertebrate zoology)
A gland in crustaceans and certain other invertebrates that combines the digestive functions of the liver and pancreas of vertebrates.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The relationship of the oxidant (MDA) and antioxidant (GSH-Px) status in hepatopancreas, gonad and muscle tissues of sexually maturating A.
Barros & Valenti (2003a), recomiendan que la sustitucion total del alimento vivo por dietas humedas y secas, se realice paulatinamente a partir de los estadios V y VI, debido a que en esta fase se presenta el desarrollo del tracto digestivo de las larvas de langostino, y con ello un incremento de volumen del hepatopancreas, asi como un aumento progresivo de la produccion de tripsina, que permite a su vez, una mejor digestion y asimilacion de nutrientes.
En un microtubo de 1,5 mL se coloco 25 mg del tejido branquial y se agrego 600 [micron]L de solucion DTAB (dodeciltrimetilamonio bromuro 8%, NaCl 1,5 M, Tris HCl 100 mM pH 8,8 y EDTA 50 mM), a los tejidos de hepatopancreas se anadio ademas 100 [micron]L de EDTA 500 mM.
Ten hours after injection the survival rate, haemolymph samples from five shrimps per aquarium for total count of haemocytes, phenoloxidase activity and serum agglutinate titre were collected, as well as samples of hepatopancreas and haemolymph for microbiological analysis (Vibrio ssp.
amazonicum hepatopancreas to provide the framework for nutrition requirement research that is applied to the development of commercial diets for prawn culture.
For example, lobsters (Homarus americanus) collected by NOAA in 1994 from the New York Bight Apex had PCB levels in the hepatopancreas that exceeded the U.
Susceptible individuals may include members of Native American tribes and Asian/Pacific Islander groups, who tend to eat much more seafood than other groups and who sometimes eat parts of shellfish where the toxin accumulates, such as the hepatopancreas.
The activities of the digestive enzymes [alpha]-amylase, trypsin, and a nonspecific esterase in a crude homogenate of hepatopancreas were described in relation to changes in substrate concentration, pH, and temperature.
Pepsin sourced from cod and collagenase from crab hepatopancreas are used to remove fish skin and membranes from roe sacs and other products.
People call it the "tomalley," but it's actually a combined liver and pancreas--a hepatopancreas.
and, for lobster and crabs, don't eat the hepatopancreas (also known as tomalley, mustard or liver) since it may contain high chemical levels.
5 para cistein proteasas del hepatopancreas (Aranishi, Hara, Osatomi, & Ishihara, 1997), que concuerdan con lo obtenido en este estudio para proteasas con actividad a pH acido.