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Histopathological Impact of Malathion on the Ovary of the Fresh Water fish Channa punctatus

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Yeshwant Mahavidhyalaya Nanded-431605, MS, INDIA
  • 2Department of Zoology, Indira Gandhi Mahavidhalaya Cidco, Nanded, MS, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (3), Pages 59-61, March,22 (2013)


The histopathological effects of sublethal concentration of malathion in the ovary fresh water teleost, Channa punctatus were investigated. An exposure dependent alteration in ovary and histology is reported for both acute and chronic exposures were reported in Channa punctatus. In acute exposure (for 4 days) reduction in size of mature oocytes, disruption, vaccualation in cytoplasm were reported. In chronic exposure (for 15 days) complete loss of normal configuration of ovary, necrosis, elongated ovarian follicles, and fragmented ova with abnormal shape were reported.


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