Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development

Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9546

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Histopathological and Ultrastructural Alterations in Anabas testudineus Exposed to Glyphosate-Based Herbicide, Excel Mera 71 under Field and Laboratory Conditions

Palas Samanta, Sandipan Pal, Aloke Kumar Mukherjee, Tarakeshwar Senapati and Apurba Ratan Ghosh

Present study aimed to investigate the effects of glyphosate-based herbicide, Excel Mera 71 on histopathological and ultrastructural changes in freshwater teleostean fish, Anabas testudineus (Bloch) under field (750 g/acre) and laboratory (17.20 mg/l) conditions for 30 days. In field experiment, fish were reared in special type of cage submerged in pond. Cellular alterations in stomach and intestine were observed through light, scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM). Lesions at the cellular and subcellular levels under field and laboratory conditions were compared. Responses under light microscopy depicted that the symptoms of lesions were more pronounced under laboratory condition than field. Ultrastructural examination also confirmed the observations through SEM and TEM study and the degree of responses in concerned tissues were different under these two conditions. Therefore, evaluation of these histopathological lesions in the concerned tissues may be established as symptomatic indicators for toxicity study in aquatic ecosystem.