MORPHOLOGICAL ALTERATIONS AND BIOCHEMICAL CONTENTS OF THE TESTIS OF ADULT MALE FRESHWATER PRAWN MACROBRACHIUM MALCOLMSONII (H MILNE EDWARDS) EXPOSSED TO PARAVANAR RIVER POLLUTANTS

Manosathiyadevan, Divya Velayudhan
2012 Indian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Life Sciences   unpublished
Freshwater bodies are being polluted by a multitude of pollutants from various sources like, industrial effluents, municipal wastes, garbage's, sewage pollutants and agricultural wastes etc. these pollutants contain heavy metals, persistent chemicals and pesticides are carried through food chain, their concentration increasing at each link present a threat to man when we consume the hydrobioants from polluted water. Due to such mixing of pollutants coastal and inland water resources, global
more » ... sources, global fisheries is facing constant decline in prawn stocks. In the Scanning Electron Microscopic Studies showed some remarkable changes in the morphological architecture of the testis and FT-IR spectra revealed significant differences in absorbance intensities between control and polluted testis, reflecting a change in protein and lipid contents in the testis this may probably be attributed, due to the river receiving of effluent sources like untreated industrial, domestic and municipal wastes from the old and new town of Cuddalore, Tamilnadu. The results are discussed in details.
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