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        Abstract - Issue Jul 2010, 31 (4)                                                                                                             Back

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Effect of surfactants on phosphatase level of fresh water fish Labeo rohita

R. Mandal (Nee Patel), D. Mandal, N. Mishra and A. Bahadur*


Department of Zoology, P.T. Sarvajanik College of Science, Surat - 395 001, India

(Received: February 18, 2009; Revised received: May 12, 2009; Accepted: June 21, 2009)


Abstract: Alterations in the activity of enzymes Acid phosphatase (E.C. and Alkaline phosphatase (EC in organs such as liver, gills and muscle of rohu following its exposure to surfactants viz. CTAB, SDS and Triton X- 100 were analyzed. Different levels of exposure were given depending on the LC50 value of the surfactant used. Also, the influence of age and weight of the organisms was tested simultaneously. The activity of ACP in the tissues of fish exposed to all the three surfactants showed marked enhancement after exposure; the effect being highest in the liver followed by gill and muscle. Activity levels of ALP in different tissues of the fish exposed to the surfactants also showed an increase. Maximum increase was found in the liver followed by muscle, and gill. The increase in the levels of these enzymes indicates a stressful condition of the fish.

Key words: Surfactant, Phosphatase, Rohu

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