International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 10 (2013) pp. 150-153
Changes in Protein content of the Freshwater fish, Labeo rohita due to the effect of an insecticide Encounter (Herbal Plant Extract)
S. Binukumari and J. Vasanthi*
PG and Research Department of Zoology, Kongunadu Arts and Science College Coimbatore-641029, Tamil Nadu, India
Toxicology is the measurable study of the deleterious effects due to chemical or physical agents, which cause adverse effects of chemical on living organisms. The insecticide Encounter(Herbal plant extract) is used for the present study. It is a natural formulation derived from various herbals. The fishes were exposed to different concentrations of insecticide Encounter to calculate the LC50 value. The LC50 value is 0.11ppm .Four groups of fishes were exposed for 24,48,72 &96 hours respectively. At the end of each exposure period, fishes were sacrificed and tissues such as liver, kidney, muscle and gills were removed and analysed for Protein content. It showed decreased value of Protein content in all the tissues when compared to control.
Protein; Encounter; liver; gills insecticide; Labeo rohita