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Histopathological changes in the Liver of Indian Flying Barb (Esomus danricus) exposed to Organochlorine Pesticide, Endosulfan (EC 35)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Life science and Bioinformatics, Assam University, Silchar-788011, INDIA
  • 2Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar-788011, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (6), Pages 88-90, May,22 (2013)


Indian flying barb (Esomus danricus) was exposed to sublethal concentrations of endosulfan (EC 35) for 28 days and liver histopathology was observed by light microscopy after staining with Haematoxylin-Eosine. The hepatocytes showed pathological changes ranging from mild inflammatory infiltration, swelling and vacuolation to nuclear picnosis and necrosis. Higher dose had more severe effect on liver.


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