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An l-asparaginase produced by Pseudomonas stutzeri MB-405 was isolated and characterized. After initial ammonium sulfate fractionation, the enzyme was purified by consecutive column chromatography on Sephadex G-100, Ca-hydroxylapatite, and DEAE-Sephadex A-50. The 665.5-fold purified enzyme thus obtained has the specific activity of 732.3 units mg protein-1(More)
The present investigation was carried out to underscore the developmental events of a crustacean ectoparasite of fish, Argulus bengalensis. Serial histological sections of the embryo were made at lateral, sagittal and longitudinal planes to explain its cleavage, gastrulation and axis specification. The centrolecithal egg of A. bengalensis underwent(More)
The male reproductive system of the fish ectoparasite Argulus bengalensis was reconstructed with serial histological sections through longitudinal and transverse planes and the description was re-evaluated after the discovery of spermatophore. The study revealed that the testis of A. bengalensis consists of two lobes, each comprised the two enclaves. The(More)
The production of amylolytic enzymes by a thermophilic cellulolytic fungus,Myceliophthora thermophila D14 was investigated by batch cultivation in Czapek-Dox medium at 45° C. Among various nitrogenous compounds used, NaNO3 and KNO3 were found to be the best for amylase production. Starch, cellobiose and maltose induced the synthesis of amylase while(More)
Several rotifers including Philodina spp. are well known to make commensal and parasitic associations with different animals. The present investigation was carried out to decipher the relationship of Philodina roseola with a piscine ectoparasite Argulus bengalensis in its embryonic stage. Mechanical removal of the symbiont P. roseola from the argulid egg(More)
In present study, a microcosm experiment is carried out to investigate the efficacy of 120 and 250-ppm crude aqueous extract of Azadirachta leaf on oocyte maturation, oviposition, embryonic development and hatching of the eggs of a fish ectoparasite Argulus bengalensis. Relative abundance of different maturing oocyte stages in the ovary of the parasite from(More)
The present study has been carried out to describe the cell morphology of the developing male gametes in a fish ectoparasite, Argulus bengalensis Ramakrishna, 1951. With respect to cell volume and nucleoplasmic index, spermatogonia are the smallest and primary spermatocytes are the largest in this lineage. The spermatogonia and the differentiating(More)
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