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Activities of selected Enzymes in various Tissues of Pila Globosa under Heat Shock

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Biosciences, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam Campus, Puttaparthi, Anantapur Dist., AP, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (6), Pages 11-16, June,22 (2014)


The physiology of Pila globosa (Indian apple snail) under heat shock was analyzed by measuring activities of two anti-oxidative enzymes and one oxidative enzyme in selected tissues. The temperature set points for the experiments were based on the climatic variations the snail gets exposed during an annual period in the specific geographical region. From the tissues of hepatopancreas, gills and foot, the enzyme activities were assessed to understand the compensatory mechanisms the snail utilizes by physiological adjustments. The results indicated that catalase (CAT), Glutathione-S-transferase (GST) and Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) had tissue specific variations and play role in homeostasis. The study assumes significance with rising temperatures on earth due to global warming and also supports in understanding adaptive capabilities of these amphibious snails.


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