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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(7): 372-382
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.507.040


Effect of Heavy Metal, Chromium on Protein and Amino Acid Contents in Gill, Liver and Kidney of Freshwater Fish, Channa striatus (Bloch)
R.Palaniappan1 and M. Muthulingam2*
1Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli, 627 012, Tamilnadu, India
2Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 608 002, Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Heavy metals are natural trace components of the aquatic environment, but their levels have increased due to industrial wastes, geochemical structure, agricultural and mining activities.   All these sources of pollution affect the physiochemical characteristics of the water, sediment and biological components, and thus the quality and quantity of fish stocks.  Fish is generally appreciated as one of the healthiest and cheapest source of protein and it has amino acid compositions that are higher in cysteine than most other sources of protein.  The aim of the present study was to assess the protein and amino acid levels  in gill, liver and kidney of Channa striatus was exposed to sublethal concentrations of chromium for the period of 10, 20 and 30 days.  The fish exposed to chromium showed a decrease the protein and increase the amino acid levels for 10, 20 and 30 days in gill, liver and kidney.  The objective of the present investigation was to observe the effect of chromium on protein and amino acid levels in the gill, liver and kidney of freshwater fish, Channa striatus.


Keywords: Protein,amino acid, chromium,  Channa striatus.
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Palaniappan, R., and Muthulingam, M. 2016. Effect of Heavy Metal, Chromium on Protein and Amino Acid Contents in Gill, Liver and Kidney of Freshwater Fish, Channa striatus  (Bloch).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(7): 372-382. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.507.040