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Nutritional Quality in Freshwater Mussels, Parreysia spp. of Periyar River, Kerala, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Biosciences, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri-574199, Mangalore, Karnataka, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (ISC-2013), Pages 267-270, (2014)


Nutritional quality aspects of freshwater mussels Parreysia spp. were studied in different seasons for a period of 12 months from February 2010 to January 2011 from Periyar River, in the Western Ghat region of Kerala, India. The aim of this work was to investigate the seasonal changes in macronutrient contents of mussels. Fluctuations in the macronutrient content have been found throughout the seasons. Accumulation of proteins and lipids during the pre and post monsoon seasons, decrease in the same during monsoon and winter season was observed. Carbohydrate content was decreased during pre and post monsoon season, while increased during the monsoon and winter seasons.


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