Nucleic acid content in different tissues in the freshwater fish N.notopterus in relation to sex was studied during Pre-spawning phase of the reproductive cycle. The fish were scarified and the tissues such as brain, liver, kidney and gonads removed and processed for determination of nucleic acids. It is observed that the nucleic acid content in different tissues of female fish has lower values than males. The results obtained in the present study may provide a contribution to the knowledge of the characteristics of nucleic acid as parameters of sexing the fish. The study also indicates that although male fish have higher values than female fish, both the sexes are biochemically and nutritionally better.
International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 34)
K. Ravikiran and R.S. Kulkarni, "Nucleic Acid Content in Different Tissues of the Fish N. notopterus in Relation to Sex", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 34, pp. 1-6, 2015