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Effect of an organophosphate pesticide, monocrotophos on the biochemical parameters of an air breathing fish, Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792)

Sushma Swaraj*
Department of Zoology, B.N.M.University, Madhepura, Bihar, India
Received :19th January 2020 ; Revised : 25th February 2020

Abstract : The experimental fish, Anabas testudineus was exposed to sub-lethal concentrations of an organophosphate pesticide, monocrotophos. The fish was exposed to acute toxicity of monocrotophos for 16, 24 and 48 hours while for chronic toxicity it was exposed for 15, 30 and 45 days. The monocrotophos was found to be toxic to the fish, which was found to be increasing with the increase of its concentration. Significant changes were observed in various biochemical parameters of 0.072 ppm treated fishes like increase in the cholesterol, plasma alkaline phosphatase, plasma triglyceride, serum bilirubin, serum creatinine while decrease in plasma glucose and total protein.

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