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International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

2014, Vol. 1 Issue 5, Part B

Effect of Organophosphorus Pesticide (Chlorpyrifos) on the Haematology of Heteropnetues fossilis (Bloch)

Author(s):

Sadguru Prakash and Ashok Kumar Verma

Abstract:
The present investigation has been designed to study the effect of sublethal concentrations of Chlorpyrifos, on the haematological parametes of Heteropnetues fossilis (Bloch) after exposure to 96 hours. The present study shows the alternation in haematological parameter such as significant decrease in RBC counts, Hb %, thrombocytes, monocytes %, eosinophils % and basophils % where as significant increase in WBC count, Lymphocytes % and NeutrophilS % in chlorpyrifos exposed fish. The response of the fish towards toxicity of chlorpyrifos was grossly dependent on concentration and length of exposure. Thus, this paper gives an overview of the manipulation of fish, Heteropnetues fossilis as a biomarker of pesticides through alternation in haematological parameters.

Pages: 95-98  |  185 Views  19 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Sadguru Prakash and Ashok Kumar Verma. Effect of Organophosphorus Pesticide (Chlorpyrifos) on the Haematology of Heteropnetues fossilis (Bloch). Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2014;1(5):95-98.
International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies