Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 6 Issue 3, 2004; Page No.(497-501 )

IMPACT OF PESTICIDES ON LIPID CONTENT FROM SOFT TISSUES OF FRESH WATER BIVALVE, PAI?REYSIA CYLINDRICA.

WAYKAR BHALCHANDRA AND V.S. LOMTE

Abstract

Effect of three commonly used pesticides carbaryl, cypermetlirin and endosulfan on lipid level in morale, foot, gill, digestive gland and whole body of fresh water bivalve, Parreysia cylindrica has been !.tudied. After acute avid chronic exposure to these pesticides lipid content was increased in all the tissues at all the exposure periods. The relative increase varied from tissue to tissue. The digestive gland was found to be a very a.isceptible organ to pesticide impact.

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