STUDIES ON HAEMOLYMPH CONSTITUENTS OF INDOPLANORBIS EXUSTUS (DESHAYES) AND LYMNAEA ACUMINATA (LAMARCK) F.RUFESCENS (GRAY) AND THE EFFECTS OF COPPER ON THE ACTIVITY PATTERN OF SELECTED TRANSAMINASES AND PHOSPHATASES

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STUDIES ON HAEMOLYMPH CONSTITUENTS OF INDOPLANORBIS EXUSTUS (DESHAYES) AND LYMNAEA ACUMINATA (LAMARCK) F.RUFESCENS (GRAY) AND THE EFFECTS OF COPPER ON THE ACTIVITY PATTERN OF SELECTED TRANSAMINASES AND PHOSPHATASES

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Title: STUDIES ON HAEMOLYMPH CONSTITUENTS OF INDOPLANORBIS EXUSTUS (DESHAYES) AND LYMNAEA ACUMINATA (LAMARCK) F.RUFESCENS (GRAY) AND THE EFFECTS OF COPPER ON THE ACTIVITY PATTERN OF SELECTED TRANSAMINASES AND PHOSPHATASES
Author: Suresh, P G; Dr. Mohandas, A
Abstract: The problem investigated is on the haematological aspects of two freshwater pulmonate snails, Indoplanorbis exustus (Deshayes),and Lymnaea acuminata f.rufescens (Gray). An important aspect of the present investigation is to emphasize the utilization of freshwater organisms as models for research directed at understanding the basic biomedical problems that remain unresolved. Another aspect is to demonstrate how haemolymph can be treated as a tissue because of late, it has been shown that several parameters of blood can be taken as reliable indicators for diagnostic purposes, and also to monitor environmental pollution. The various haematological parameters studied are total haemocyte number,packed cell volume, haemoglobin, and inorganic as well organic constituents in three size groups of both the snail species. The effect of copper toxicity was measured in terms of total haemocyte count, and the activity pattern of selected phosphatases and transaminases.The study concluded that enzyme activity levels can be taken as reliable indicators to monitor pollution. Age is a factor that determines several of the physiological, biochemical and metabolic activities. This study also indicates that haemolymph can be taken as an organ system to study the various changes taking place at organ systems levels.
Description: School of Environmental Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology
URI: http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/xmlui/purl/2055
Date: 1990


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