Histopathological changes induced in the gill of an, estuarine mullet, Liza parsia, by sublethal exposure to mercuric chloride

Pandey, A K and George, K C and Peer Mohamed, M (1996) Histopathological changes induced in the gill of an, estuarine mullet, Liza parsia, by sublethal exposure to mercuric chloride. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 43 (3). pp. 285-292.

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Abstract

Sublethal exposure of Liza parsia to HgCl, (0.5 ppm) elicited erratic swimming pattern, loss of equilibrium and respiratory distress during the initial 24 hrs. On day 2, copious secretion of mucus, swelling (hypertrophy) and vacuolization of the epithelial lining cells of secondary gill lamellae were noticed. Oedema and oedematous separation of epidermis from the basement membrane as well as necrosis and desquamation of epithelial cells were observed by day 4. Oedematous changes, particularly at the base of primary lamellae, tissue hyperplasia and fusion of secondary gill lamellae were seen on day 8 of the treatment. Extensive cellular hyperplasia, desquamation of epithelial cells, congestion of blood vessels and lamellar telangectases (aneurysms) were frequently encountered on day 10 and the entire interlamellar spaces became filled with the hyperplastic epithelium by day 15 of HgC1, intoxication.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Histopathological changes; mullet; Liza parsia mercuric chloride
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish Pathology
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
ID Code:243
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:24 Mar 2010 17:36
Last Modified:24 Mar 2010 17:36

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