Potential of morphological lipofuscin age-pigment as an index of crustacean age

Sheehy M.R.J. (1990) Potential of morphological lipofuscin age-pigment as an index of crustacean age. Marine Biology, 107 3: 439-442. doi:10.1007/BF01313426


Author Sheehy M.R.J.
Title Potential of morphological lipofuscin age-pigment as an index of crustacean age
Journal name Marine Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-3162
Publication date 1990-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF01313426
Volume 107
Issue 3
Start page 439
End page 442
Total pages 4
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Abstract Morphological lipofuscin concentration in the brains of laboratory-reared crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus (von Martens), of known age, was quantified using alternative fluorescence microscope and image-analysis techniques. The quantity of olfactory-lobe lipofuscin was highly correlated with age (r=0.96). It was found to be a superior predictor of age compared with the body-size parameters frequently used for this purpose. The results of this study suggest that morphological lipofuscin, quantified by image analysis, has significant potential as a means of age determination for crustaceans.
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