Cytological and Biochemical Effects of Insecticides on Microorganisms

  • Rup Lal
  • S. Shivaji


Insecticides are known to alter the growth and activities of microorganisms. These alterations are mediated through cytological and biochemical changes at cellular level. Although an enormous literature is available on the effects of insecticides on the growth and activities of microorganisms, little has been done to understand the effects of insecticides at cellular level. Some microorganisms, being unicellular and having many other attributes in experimental biology, are used as models to understand the mode of action of xenobiotic compounds. Thus information on the cytological and biochemical effects on such organisms may also present a picture of cytological and biochemical effects of insecticides in higher organisms.


Biochemical Effect Methyl Parathion Citric Acid Production Skeletonema Costatum Euglena Gracilis 
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