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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 453-456       |                 Available online, April 25, 2018

Alterations in the acid phosphatase activity of freshwater fish cirrhinus mrigala exposed to organic solvent methanol 


Desai TH and Bhilave MP


Division of Fisheries Science, Department of Zoology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur - 416004 Maharashtra, India.

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Received : .21.02.2018    |  Accepted : 10.04.2018     |   Published : 26.04.2018

Toxicological effects of Methanol on Acid Phosphates’ (ACP) activity in Intestine, Liver and Muscle tissues of freshwater fish Cirrhinus mrigala were observed. The experimental fishes were obtained from Government fish seed production center, Dhom, Tal-Wai, Dist- Satara. The fishes were exposed to lethal concentrations (LC0-11ml/l and LC50-13.05ml/l) for 96 hrs and sub lethal concentrations of LC50 (0.65ml/l and1.30ml/l) for 30 days to organic solvent Methanol. The experimental result illustrated decreased values of Acid Phosphates activity in the treated group as compared to control. The observations confirm the toxicological effects of Methanol as it alters enzymatic activity in freshwater fish Cirrhinus mrigala. The observations suggest that Methanol causes deleterious effects to aquatic organisms especially to inhabiting fish population at higher concentrations.


Keywords: Toxicity, Methanol, Cirrhinus mrigala, Acid phosphates’ activity.


Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Desai TH and Bhilave MP (2018) Alterations in the acid phosphatase activity of freshwater fish cirrhinus mrigala exposed to organic solvent methanol, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 453-456. 



The authors would like to thank Charutar Vidya Mandal (CVM), Vallabh Vidyanagar for providing platform and necessary support to carry out this research. 


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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