• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2009, Volume: 2, Issue: 10, Pages: 17-22

Original Article

Effect of Lead on the expression of nutritional content in edible lobster, Thenus orientalis (Lund, 1793)


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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