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Toxic effects of Merit Alpha (Organochlorine) pesticide on muscle protein level in a fresh water fish, Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch)

Mritunjay Kumar Singha, D.N.Yadava & Md. Noor Alamb
aDepartment of Zoology, R.L.S.Y.College, Aurangabad, Bihar, India
bUniversity Department of Zoology, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag- 825301, Jharkhand, India
Received 05h January, 2014; Revised 10th February, 2014

Abstract :The present study deals with the effect of an organo- chlorine pesticide, Merit Alpha on the muscle protein of an air breathing fish, Heteropneustese fossilis (Bloch). The fish exposed to the pesticide sub-lethally and lethally showed a wide variation in muscle protein as compared to the normal, thus showing its toxic nature.

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