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Journal of Biosciences

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 37–41 | Cite as

Impact of malathion on acetylcholinesterase in the tissues of the fishTilapia mossambica (Peters)—a time course study

  • I. Kabeer Ahammad Sahib
  • D. Sailatha
  • K. V. Ramana Rao
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Abstract

The sublethal toxic potency of malathion in inhibiting acetylcholinesterase activity of brain, muscle, gill and liver tissues of the fish,Tilapia mossambica was studied at 12 h intervals. Maximum in hibition at 36 and 48 h, and complete revival of acetylcholinesterase activity after 72 h was noticed, suggestive of the loss of inhibition of the enzyme activity was probably by suitable (acetylcholine) accumulation.

Keywords

Malathion acetylcholinesterase acetylcholine Tilapia mossambica 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Kabeer Ahammad Sahib
    • 1
  • D. Sailatha
    • 1
  • K. V. Ramana Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyS. V. UniversityTirupati

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