Hemolymph from the American lobster (Homarus americanus) was analyzed by optical spectroscopy for the concentration of total hemolymph proteins and results were compared with a more traditional technique: refractometry. Absorbance peaks at 280 nm for total hemolymph protein concentration and 334 nm for hemocyanin concentration were studied, compared with equivalent refractometry readings, and correlated to the vitality of the lobster. These spectroscopic measurements constitute engineering data in the design a future noninvasive, field-deployable microinstrument to sort lobster according to their health and long-term viability.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 28 • No. 4