Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2009, Volume: 2, Issue: 10, Pages: 17-22
V. Kalyanaraman and P. Senthil kumaar
School of Enzymol. & Environ. Toxicol.,,P.G. & Res. Dept. of Zoology, Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai, India.
*Author for the correspondence:
School of Enzymol. & Environ. Toxicol.
,P.G. & Res. Dept. of Zoology,
Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai, India.
E-mail: [email protected]
The edible lobster, Thenus orientalis is an important food of commercial interest in the parts of South India. Evaluation of toxic effect of lead on the chosen animal for the LC50 value and effect of heavy metal lead on the nutritional status viz. protein, carbohydrate and lipid in ovary, spermatheca, hepatopancreas, muscle and haemolymph was made. The results assume greater interest as most water bodies are increasingly subjected to environmental pressure due to pollution.
Keywords: Lead toxicity, lobster, LC50, protein, pollution.
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