• Sublethal effects of organochlorine insecticide (endosulfan) on protein, carbohydrate and lipid contents in liver tissues ofOreochromis mossambicus

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      Sublethal effects; endosulfan; liver tissues; Oreochromis mossambicus

    • Abstract


      Endosulfan, a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide was tested against the fishOreochromis mossambicus. The median lethal concentrations for 24, 48, 72 and 96 h were 0·02, 0·012, 0·007 and 0·006 ppm respectively. The fish were exposed to sublethal concentrations for about 10 days and the protein, carbohydrate and lipid contents in the liver tissue during this period was estimated. There is a general decline in the level of protein, carbohydrate and lipid which is due to the increasing length of exposure to endosulfan.

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      R M Ganesan1 S R D Jebakumar1 J Jayaraman1

      1. Department of Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai - 625 021, India
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