Effect of monocrotophos on plasma phosphatase activity of a fresh water fish, Anabas testudineus (bloch)

Santhakumar Manicassamy, M. Balaji, K. Ramudu

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The fresh water fish Anabas testudineus was exposed to sublethal concentrations 1.9 ppm and 9.5 ppm (1/0, 1/2 of 96 hr LC50) of monocrotophos for 1, 7, 14 and 21 days. The effect of sublethal concentrations of monocrotophos on the activity of acid (EC. and alkaline phosphatase (EC. in plasma of Anabas testudineus were studied. A significant increase in the activities of acid and alkaline phosphatase were observed. The impact on phosphatase activity was high in the fishes exposed to the highest of the two sublethal concentrations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-259
Number of pages3
JournalPollution Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes



  • Acid and alkaline phosphatase
  • Monocrotophos
  • Plasma and Anabas testudineus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Water Science and Technology

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