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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2015; 3(4):341-350 |  Available online, December 30, 2015

Thermal power station effluent induced biochemical changes in the blood of freshwater fish, Labeo rohita



Deshpande Anant1* and Zade Suresh2

1Department of Zoology, Chintamani College of Science, Pombhurna, Dist. Chandrapur,

Gondwana University, Gadchiroli, MS, India

2PGTD Department of Zoology, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur, MS, India

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Received: 08.11.2015  | Revised:18.11.2015  |  Accepted: 17.12.2015  

The hazardous effect of heavy metal pollution from the water body on serum biochemistry of the freshwater fish, Labeo rohita (Rohu) was studied in this investigation. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the waste effluent from thermal power station (TPS) were pose any hazardous changes in the blood biochemistry of common carp, Labeo rohita (rohu). The heavy metals like As, Zn, Pb, Cd, Co, Ni, Mn, Fe, Cr, Al, and Cu were observed in water body adjacent to thermal power station in varying quantities that indicates the presence of heavy metal in water body. The biochemical changes in blood serum monitored through total protein, albumen, creatinine, total cholesterol and enzyme AST and ALT tests, were showed elevation in concentration which might be due to damage of the liver, kidney, and other tissues in the state of stress caused by exposure to metals.


Keywords: Heavy metals, water pollution, TPS, blood biochemistry, rohu.


Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Deshpande Anant and Zade Suresh (2015) Thermal power station effluent induced biochemical changes in the blood of freshwater fish, Labeo rohita, International J. of Life Sciences, 3(4): 341-350.


Copyright: © 2015 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.


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