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Alkaline Phosphotase as one of the tool for the detection of PAH pollution in estuarine clam Meretrix casta

Amutha, C and Bupesh, G and Ramesh, R and Kavitha, P and Subramanian, P (2009) Alkaline Phosphotase as one of the tool for the detection of PAH pollution in estuarine clam Meretrix casta. Indian Journal of experimental Zoology, 12 (1). pp. 113-116. ISSN 0972-0030

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Abstract

It is the fat that Meretrix casta is the sturdy clams that live even in elevated level of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, caused by extreme population in water. Mixture of pollutants released in to the water that affect the aquatic life, could be determined by the tissue (liver, mantle & gill) sample. ALP activity can help predict the surviving water quality. The activity of ALP is likely to reflect the metabolic state of fish / shellfish sample from the different regions. In the present study poly aromatic benzoic hydrocarbon – naphthalene treated Meretrix casta exerts an elevated level of ALP that indicate the cellular damage in the vital tissues of animal. Thus from this study it is concluded that the pollution induced level ALP activity in Meretrix casta appear to be indicators of certain types of organic pollution contained in the water.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: PAHs; Alkaline; Phosphatase; Meretrix casta
Subjects: Oceanography > marine biology
Divisions: Annamalai Univ - Marine Biology
Depositing User: CASMB
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 08:14
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2013 04:52
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/61

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