SUBLETHAL EFFECT OF ASATAF ON THE LIPID CONTENT OF BLOOD AND MUSCLE OF OREOCHROMIS MOSSAMBICUS
M. R. Renuka*
Modern agricultural practices has affected the chemical nature of our environment. This may have deleterious effects on native flora and fauna. Pesticides form an indispensable part of modern agricultural practices. Their indiscriminate use has also led to destructions of many plants and animals. Despite the hazards that pesticides cause to the environment and human health, farmers apply ever increasing amounts of these toxic chemicals to their fields. The extensive use of pesticides to increase agricultural output has resulted in their adverse effect on non-target species also. Present study investigates and evaluates the toxic effect of Asataf, a commonly used organophosphate pesticide to the fish Oreochromis mossambicus.
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