Biolife, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2015
Effect of cypermethrin on blood glucose and urea levels of Heteropneustes fossilis
Chandralekha Deka1* and K Dutta2
1,2 Department of Zoology, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India
The present study was designed to assess the impact of cypermethrin, a type 2 synthetic pyrethroid insecticide on blood
glucose and urea levels of Heteropneustes fossilis. Fishes were subjected to sub-lethal concentration (0.96 µg/L) of
cypermethrin 10% emulsified concentration for 24 h, 48 h, 72 h and 96 h. There was a significant increase (p<0.05) in blood
glucose and urea levels of cypermethrin exposed fishes compared with the control group. Therefore, proper care should be
taken to minimize the contamination of freshwater bodies while spraying insecticides.
Key words: Cypermethrin, Heteropneustes fossilis, Glucose, Urea.
Published online 16 August, 2015
© 2015 Published by Global Science Publishing Group, USA
How to Cite this Article:
Chandralekha Deka and K Dutta (2015). Effect of cypermethrin on blood glucose and urea levels of heteropneustes fossilis (bloch). Biolife, 3
(3), pp 717-721. doi:10.17812/blj.2015.3323