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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part C

Alteration in hematology of Cyprinus carpio under the stress of pollution of water bodies of Kashmir valley


Author(s): Maryum Meraj, Masarat Nizam, Shabeer A Wani, Farhana Maqbool, Md. Niamat Ali, Bashir A Ganai and FA Bhat

Abstract: Change in the hematological profile of fish captured from stressed environments may represent a reliable tool in revealing the sublethal effects of the pollutants found in the aquatic ecosystems. Therefore a field study was conducted to investigate the blood profile of C. carpio collected from two water bodies of Kashmir valley, Dal and Mansbal lake as fish blood shows signs of pathological changes even before the onset of external symptoms of toxicity and it truly reflect the physical and chemical changes occurring due to pollutant accumulation in the fish body. Significant increase (p<0.05) was found in erythropoietic tissues vis-à-vis Hb, PCV and RBC count in C. carpio from Mansbal Lake compared to Dal lake. However, a significant decrease (p<0.05) was found in WBC count in C. carpio from Mansbal Lake compared to Dal Lake. More pronounced changes (p<0.05) were found in the values from Dal Lake compared to Mansbal Lake. Results showed in all the parameters studied, it was found that fish from Dal Lake was more vulnerable than Mansbal Lake, also suggested the suitability of the test species used as tools in environmental monitoring programs for risk assessment in fresh water environments.

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Maryum Meraj, Masarat Nizam, Shabeer A Wani, Farhana Maqbool, Md. Niamat Ali, Bashir A Ganai, FA Bhat. Alteration in hematology of Cyprinus carpio under the stress of pollution of water bodies of Kashmir valley. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(5):176-179.
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