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TP15 Endocrine Disruption in Fish
(BAR-1126-027223) LOW DOSES OF 4 TERT-BUTYLPHENOL CAUSES ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION AND METABOLIC CHANGES IN CYPRINUS CARPIO.
Barse, A1, 2, Chakrabarti, T1, Ghosh, T1, Pal, A2, Jadhao, S2, 1 National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur 440001, India2 Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Versova, Mumbai 400061, India
ABSTRACT- Alkylphenol polyethoxylates (APEs) are widely used as non-ionic surfactants and anti-oxidants in detergents, pesticides, herbicides, paints, cosmetics and plasticwares. Of the annual worldwide production (500,000 MT in 1997) of APEs, 60% ends up in water bodies. APEs undergo biodegradation to form octyl-, butyl-, and nonyl-Phenols. This experiment evaluated effects of 4- tert-butylphenol (TBP) in Cyprinus carpio, a projected candidate species in sewage fed fisheries. LC50 of TBP was found to be 6.9 ppm. Fishes were treated with 1/10th, 1/5th and 1/3rd dose of LC50. Whereas there was significant (P< 0.01) decrease in muscle alkaline phosphatase and aspartate aminotransferase activity; alanine aminotranferase and acid phosphatase (except decrease at 1/10th dose of LC50) activity, vitellogenin production, hepatic- and reno-somatic indices were increased in treated fish compared to control. With all the dose levels tested, gonadosomatic index (testis size) was reduced (P<0.01) and histo- architectural changes in testicular tissue were found in group given 1/3rd dose of LC50.
Key words: Alkylphenol
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