THE TOXIC EFFECT OF PESTICIDE CYPERMETHRIN 25% EC ON THE PROTEIN METABOLISM OF THE FRESH WATER FISH LABEO ROHITA
- Cypermethrin, Labeo rohita, Protein, Liver
The pesticides Cypermethrin 25% EC insecticide has been used for the present study. It is a new highly active pyrethroid insecticide. It is primarily a caterpillar insecticide. Significant differences were observed in protein metabolism of Labeo rohita exposed to concentration of 0.4 ppm for 24, 48 and 72 hours
respectively. The toxic effect of the pesticide Cypermethrin 25% EC were analysed after each exposure period, fishes were sacrificed and tissues such as liver, gill, muscle and kidney were dissected and removed. Samples were tested for protein analysis. Decreased content of protein was observed when compared to control. The results indicated the toxic nature of the insecticide Cypermethrin 25% EC.