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Impact of Curzate (fungicide) on Hematological Parameters of Oreochromis mossambicus
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Author(s)
Bhavika Desai and Pragna Parikh
KEYWORDS
fungicides, haematology, Blood indices and Oreochromis mossambicus
ABSTRACT
Curzate, a fungicide, is currently registered for commercial use in over 50 countries on more than 15 crops, creates serious threat to the environment as well as target and non-target organisms like aquatic and land dwelling animals. The present investigation was carried out to study the impact of the fungicide on the hematological parameters of fresh water fish Oreochromis mossambicus. Adult fish of nearly similar weight (25 ± 1.9 g) and length (15.5 ± 1.2cm) were exposed to two sub lethal concentration i.e. 4.9 mg/l and 2.45 mg/l of Curzate for a period of 21 days. The hematological analysis showed significant reduction in red blood cells (RBCs) count, hemoglobin (Hb) value, packed cell volume (PCV) and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), while total white blood cells (WBCs) count, mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) were significantly increased in the treated groups as compared the control group. The present study shows that Curzate causes alterations in hematological parameters leading to physiological dysfunctions thus validating the toxic effect of the fungicide on the fish
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