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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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Impact of dimethoate on brain of the earthworm Eudicho gaster kinneari (Stephenson): A histological profile

Leena Lakhani

Department of Zoology, Govt. Girls P.G. College, Ujjain, M.P

Abstract

Adult Eudichogaster kinneari were exposed to a safe concentration (0.6 ppm) of Dimethoate for twenty days to evaluate the effects on histo architecture of cerebral and sub pharyngeal ganglion of brain. Brain was severely affected with exposure of above insecticide, causing degeneration of neurosecretory cells (NSCs). Initially neuro secretory cells exhibited accelerated neuro secretory activity while repeated treatment led exhaustion of neuro secretory material (NSM). The neurosecretory cells lost their normal shape along with many morphological alterations, vacuolization were seen in cytoplasm, nucleoplasm, neurosecretory material and in neuropile, ultimately caused imbalance and lethal effect. Size enhancement in cell area, nuclear diameter, cell length and axon length of neurosecretory cells (p>0.001) were observed significantly.

Brain, Dimethoate, histomorphology, neurosecretory cells, neurosecretory material, supra pharyngeal ganglion, Sub pharyngeal ganglion

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Lakhani, L. (2015). Impact of Dimethoate on brain of the earthworm Eudichogaster kinneari (Stephenson): A histological profile. Environment Conservation Journal16(1&2), 1-8.

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2015.161201

Received: 15.02.2015

Accepted: 05.05.2015

First Online: 12.06. 2015

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2015.161201

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