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Chronic Effect of Pesticides on Collagen Content of Freshwater Bivalve, Parreysia Corrugata

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Fergusson College, Puneľ4, MS, India
  • 2Department of Zoology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, MS, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (9), Pages 38-40, September,10 (2016)

Abstract

Fresh water bivalves, Parreysia corrugata were exposed to Sublethal concentrations of quinalphos (0.108 ppm.) and thiodan (0.0708 ppm) for the duration of 15 and 30 days. Chronic exposure to pesticides altered the collagen content in various tissues of P. corrugata. It was found to be increased in gills, gonads and digestive glands of pesticide exposed P. corrugata. It was higher in gills followed by gonads and digestive glands. Probable causes of increase were discussed.

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