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International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

2018, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part D

Influence of lead pollution on survival and growth of slug, Filicaulis alte and snail, Macrochlamys indica Godwin-Austen

Author(s):

Ankita Thakur and Dr. Harjit Kaur

Abstract:
Slug, Filicaulis alte and snail, Macrochlamys indica were fed on an artificial diet contaminated with different concentrations of Pb (50, 100, 200, 400, 800 µg/g). Snails were tolerant of all levels of lead contamination with no mortalities but at highest concentration (800 µg/g), Pb was detrimental to snail shell. Slug, F. alte was found to be sensitive towards highest concentration of Pb (800 µg/g), showed adverse morphological effects on their body along with mortality. Thus both slug and snail could be used as bioindicators to monitor adverse effects of environmental Pb pollution.

Pages: 228-230  |  677 Views  21 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Ankita Thakur and Dr. Harjit Kaur. Influence of lead pollution on survival and growth of slug, Filicaulis alte and snail, Macrochlamys indica Godwin-Austen. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2018;5(1):228-230.
International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies