Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 221–226 | Cite as

Modulations in the levels of respiration and ions in carp Cyprinus carpio (L.) exposed to cypermethrin

  • P. Malla Reddy
  • Md. Bashamohideen


This paper reports an investigation of the sublethal toxicity of cypermethrin (20 µg/l) on the levels of respiration and selected ions in tissues of carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). A significant decrease in O2 consumption and ions was observed in gill, brain, liver and muscle tissues of cypermethrinexposed fish. The decreased rate of O2 consumption may be due to inhibition of oxidative enzymes during cypermethrin stress.


Enzyme Toxicity Respiration Environmental Management Muscle Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Malla Reddy
    • 1
  • Md. Bashamohideen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologySri Krishnadevaraya UniversityAnantapurIndia

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