Effect of monocrotophos on the activity of acid and alkaline phosphatase in brain and gills of an air-breathing fish, Anabas testudineus (Bloch)

Santhakumar Manicassamy, K. R. Saravanan, D. Soumady, M. Balaji, K. Ramudu

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Abstract

Sublethal effects of organophosphorous pesticide monocrotophos on the activity of Acid (EC. 3.1.3.2) and alkaline phosphatase (EC. 3.1.3.1) in brain and gills of A. testudineus were studied. A significant increase in the activities of acid and alkaline phosphatase in the brain and gills were observed. The impact on phosphatase activity was high in the fishes exposed to the highest of the three sublethal concentrations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalEcology, Environment and Conservation
Volume5
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acid and alkaline phosphatase
  • Anabas testudineus
  • Brain
  • Gills
  • Monocrotophos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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