Pathological and genotoxic effects of atrazine in male Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica).

@article{Hussain2011PathologicalAG,
  title={Pathological and genotoxic effects of atrazine in male Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica).},
  author={Riaz Hussain and Fazal Mahmood and Muhammad Zargham Khan and Ahrar Khan and Faqir Muhammad},
  journal={Ecotoxicology},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
The objective of the present study was to determine the pathological and genotoxic effects of atrazine (ATZ) in male Japanese quail. Adult male Japanese quail were administered ATZ daily at 0-500 mg/kg bw (A-H groups) orally for 45 days. The blood and morbid tissues were collected at day 15, 30, and 45 of the treatment. A significant decrease in feed intake, body weight, erythrocyte counts, hemoglobin and hematocrit values were observed at high ATZ dose compared to control. Leukocyte counts… CONTINUE READING

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