sea cucumber


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sea cucumber

A cylindrical marine invertebrate of the family Holothuria; some species have tentacles that contain a mild venom. Contact with the organism may produce dermatitis.
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Fat extraction: Total lipids of sea cucumber species were extracted (separately) according to the Bligh and Dyer (1951) Method.
Lemriss, Antifungal activity of aqueous and methanolic extracts from the Mediterranean sea cucumber, Holothuriapolii, Journal de Mycologie Medicale, 18, 23-26 (2008).
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Table 1 shows the results of the average values with standard deviations of metals found in the sea cucumbers.According to the Malaysian Food Act of 1983 and Regulation of 1985, the maximum levels of metals: As, Pb, Cd, Zn, Cu permitted for human consumption are 1.00, 2.00,1.00, 40 and 30 mg/g respectively.However, the values for Cr and Mn are not provided in this Act though these two metals are considered as micro nutrients [7].
Kille, "Regeneration of the reproductive system following binary fission in the sea cucumber Holothuria parvula," The Biological Bulletin, vol.
With the rising international demand for sea cucumber products, these data can inform management and recovery efforts for the SEAK sea cucumber fishery, and support development of stock enhancement aquaculture programs in the Northeast Pacific.
Speaking to Muscat Daily, an official source in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries said, 'The temporary ban has been issued for several reasons such as to know the number of sea cucumbers found in the sultanate waters, their fall in numbers and the increasing global demand.
Other sea cucumber species: Several other species were present in the various sites; these included Isostichopus badionotus (along with H.
The objective of this paper was to examine the relative condition of populations of the brown sea cucumber I.
Therefore, it is important to conduct research for the sea cucumber community in Sarawak because the data can be used as reliable information for future research.
Another temperate sea cucumber species inhabiting the Aegean Sea, Holothuria tubulosa, exhibits similar behavior, with a negative specific growth rate at 15[degrees]C.
This study was designed to determine the larvicidal activity of marine organisms seagrass Thalassia hemrichii and sea cucumber Holothuria atra against Aedes aegypti mosquito, vector of dengue fever in Jeddah governorate in addition to the use of a commercial insecticide of a botanical origin Bug Slug as a positive comparison control.
Sea cucumber as one of marine organisms contains bioactive compounds such as polysaccharide, terpenoid and other metabolites which have anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.