Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 44 Issue 1&2

Effect of malathion on DNA of marine edible crab Uca marionis (Des).

S. G. Yeragi, V. A. Koli and S. S. Yeragi

The impact of pesticide Malathion on DNA contents in different tissues of marine crab Uca marionis (Des) after acute and chronic treatment was studied. The DNA contents were estimated from gills, testes, ovaries, larger and smaller chelae muscles and hepatopancrease. These tissues are of vital metabolic importance and any stress on the animal is depicted by the changes in the DNA constituents in them.

Date : 30-12-2002