Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 17(1): 29-34, doi: 10.3750/AIP1987.17.1.02
Impact of phenthoate toxicity on some functional aspects of nitrogen metabolism in tissues of the fish Barilius vagra (Ham.)
expand article infoN. Bahuguna S., P. Bahuguna
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The protein value from the tissue decreased with a raise in the free ammonia acid level in the fishes exposed to sublethal concentrations of phenthoate. However ammonia and urea contents and the activity levels of glutamate dehydrogenase showed variable trend among the tissue during phenthoate intoxication. The findings are discussed in relation to the adaptability of the fish by recycling the toxic ammonia to the less toxic urea and towards the synthetic processes under phenthoate toxic impact.