Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2016)
Effect of phorate lethal concentrations on the histological aspects of liver in common carp Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus, 1758)
Author(s): G Lakshmaiah
Abstract: The hazardous effect of acute lethal concentrations of phorate on the histology of liver in the fresh water fish Cyprinus carpio (C. carpio) was investigated in the present study. Fish were exposed to acute lethal toxicity (LC50/96 hours - 0.71 ppm/l) of phorate (ALTP) for one day and 4 days and the acute toxicity tests were carried out under laboratory conditions. On exposure for a period of 1 day to ALTP, mild degenerative changes were observed in the liver of the fish, but the structure of the liver was distinct. Further on exposure for a period of 4 days to ALTP, severe pathological changes were observed in the liver of the fish. The results obtained demonstrated that the histopathological changes induced by ALTP in the liver of C. carpio were not only dependent on the concentration of the pesticide but also on the length of the exposure period.
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How to cite this article:
G Lakshmaiah. Effect of phorate lethal concentrations on the histological aspects of liver in common carp Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus, 1758). Int J Chem Stud 2016;4(4):06-09.