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Effects of three sub lethal concentrations of cadmium chloride (0.636, 0.063 and 0.006 mg l(-1)) on oxygen consumption and gill morphology in Indian flying barb, Esomus danricus (Hamilton-Buchanan), a teleost fish, were studied. When compared to control, 0.636 mg l(-1) of cadmium chloride after 7,14, 21 and 28 day exposure showed a significant decline in(More)
Diversity, distribution, seasonal changes in density and relative abundance of Ephemeroptera nymphs were studied in five stations on three streams in and around Shillong, Meghalaya state, North-eastern India. Seventeen species belonging to eight genera and five families were recorded. Diversity (Shannon's index) was governed by the heterogeneity of the(More)
Red blooms of Euglena sp. in the floodplain wetland ecosystems of Barak Valley, Assam, India, were found to be induced by high concentrations of NH3-N, NO3, Fe, Mg and to some extent, PO4, Cu and Zn in their water. The trace elements were rapidly accumulated by the bloom organisms to high levels, whereby their concentrations in the water declined, leading(More)
The freshwater fish Anabas testudineus was exposed for 21 days to two commercial formulations of synthetic pyrethroids deltamethrin and permethrin at sublethal concentrations of 0.007 and 0.0007 mg L(-1), and 0.093 and 0.0093 mg L(-1), that represented 10% and 1%, respectively, of the 96 h LC50 of these two pesticides for this fish. The glycogen, protein(More)
We identified 67 and 21 NTFP-yielding plant and animal species, respectively, in a reserve forest in Cachar district of Assam. We recorded globally threatened species listed by IUCN as Critically Endangered (plant species Dipterocarpus turbinatus), Vulnerable (plant species Aquillaria malaccensis), Endangered (animal species Hoolock hoolock, Indotestudo(More)
Thousands of pollutants enter daily into environment and exert various kinds of stress on organisms and ecosystems. Risk assessment of these pollutants to organisms and ecosystems is challenging because of diversities in chemical nature and mode of toxicity of the pollutants as well as variation in sensitivities of the organisms exposed to the pollutants.(More)
In the present work, the accumulation pattern of sub-lethal doses (0.005, 0.0025 and 0.001 μgl) of copper (Cu) in different tissues of Indian flying barb, Esomus danricus and its influence on the rate of oxygen consumption of this fish at the end of 28 days of exposure were studied. It was found that the pattern of accumulation changed with concentration.(More)
Adult female and male, and final instar nymph of Anisops sardeus (Heteroptera: Notonectidae) were exposed to graded concentrations of cadmium in 96h static-with-renewal acute toxicity tests, which were conducted in dry (March) and wet (May-June) seasons. The 96h LC50 values for instar V nymph, adult female and male were found to be 0.9, 0.59 and 0.51mgL-1(More)
Ipomoea aquatica showed symptoms of stem necrosis when exposed to graded concentrations of copper (Cu) in 50 % Hoagland solution. The duration of exposure required to elicit necrotic response was concentration-dependent, where two stages, early necrosis (EN) and advanced necrosis (AN), could be visually distinguished. The apical parts of the exposed plant(More)
Indian flying barb (Esomus danricus) was exposed to sublethal concentrations of 636.3, 63.6 and 6.3 μgl-1 Cadmium for 28 days and intestinal histopathology was observed by light microscopy after staining with Haematoxylin-Eosine. Exposed fishes showed severe to mild superficial erosion of mucosa, dense lamina propria, chronic inflammatory cell infiltration(More)