• The use of fish as test animals for the study of insecticides

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      Toxicity; Rotenone; Test Animal; Psoralen; Potassium Cyanide

    • Abstract


      A simple procedure employing fish is described for determining the toxicity of chemical compounds. The ‘turning-point’ is taken as the criterion of toxic effect and the toxicity is expressed in terms of fish units that of rotenone being arbitrarily fixed as 1000. A few organic compounds belonging to the group pyronofurans have been studied.

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      B Krishnaswamy1 T R Seshadri1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Andhra University Waltair, Waltain, India
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