Effect of the pesticide monocrotophos on the osmoregulation of a brackish water oligochaete, Pontodrilus bermudensis (beddard) in relation to salinity variations.

@inproceedings{Kumar2013EffectOT,
  title={Effect of the pesticide monocrotophos on the osmoregulation of a brackish water oligochaete, Pontodrilus bermudensis (beddard) in relation to salinity variations.},
  author={Balne Vijay Kumar and Neelkant Prasad},
  year={2013}
}
The toxicity of a commonly used organophosphate pesticide, Monocrotophos, on Pontodrilus bermudensis (Beddard) in optimum salinity was studied from a tropical brackish water environment, the Southern Lighter Channel at the Visakhapatnam Harbour. Physicochemical characteristics were determined at the habitat of the worm during the period of the study. The LC 50 values obtained for this worm subjected to 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours exposure showed that the toxicity of the pesticide increased with the… CONTINUE READING