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Biochemical Estimation of Paste Prepared from the Earthworm Pheretima Posthuma in India

Author(s):

Shraddha Chintalwar , Kamla Nehru Mahavidhyala Sakkardhara Nagpur Maharashtra India; Pratik Pandurang Meshram, Kamla Nehru Mahavidhyala Nagpur

Keywords:

Proteins, Glucose, Cholesterol, Vermiculture, Earthworm Paste

Abstract

The present study was to analyze the biochemical composition of earthworm species Pheretima posthuma. This study provides information for formulation of fish and animal feed by incorporating these non-conventional animals like earthworm which helps nutritionist and fish farmers. Biochemical studies was carried out to estimate the content of protein, glucose and cholesterol in the earthworm paste. For this analysis the earthworm, Pheretima posthuma species were collected from various places like Ambazari lake bank side, Bhandewadi dump yard Nagpur, Maharashtra, India were acclimated to the laboratory condition for few days. Pheretima posthuma is the local species of the earthworm commonly found in India. For the study of biochemical analysis of protein, glycogen and cholesterol, earthworms were collected in monsoon period between the month of August and September 2016 and artificially vermiculture in laboratory and prepare the stock culture, in Department of Zoology Kamla Nehru Mahavidyalaya Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV5I40226
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2017
Page(s): 485-489

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