Pollution Research Paper

Vol.31, Issue 1, 2012; Page No.(65-68)

IMPACT OF BIOPESTICIDE ON THE OVARIES OF FRESHWATER FISH OPHIOCEPHALUS PUNCTATUS

K.G. THEMASKAR, S.S. GIJARE, K.M. KULKARNI AND V.T. TANTARPALE

Abstract

The present study evaluated gonadal changes of the freshwater fish Ophiocephalus punctatus exposed to subleathal concentration of Azadiracta indica 1.1 ml/L at 72 hrs. The changes were observed on gonadosomatic index and also observed in ovaries of treated fishes.The gonadosomatic index showed decreased trend in male and female. The flacid and degenerative stages of ovaries follicles, necrosis of oocyte, shrinkage and interfollicular odema were observed.

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