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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.7.NQ33428

Assessment of Carbendazim toxicity on catfish for the establishment of stress biomarker

Avnish Chauhan, Vishal Rajput, Prabhat, Sonu Dwivedi


Fish are very susceptible to various water toxicants and can build up in the body these toxicants (biomagnification). Fungicides results various environmental issues ultimately adversely affect and altered the structure and various functioning of ecosystem. Carbendazim has a long range of application in agriculture as fungicide, which finally leads its accumulation in animal tissues. Attempt has been made to check and analyze the effect of Carbendazim on protein and carbohydrate content at 24th, 48th, 72th and 96th hr of exposure on walking catfish (Clarias batrachus). Carbendazim was reported to be moderately toxic to walking catfish Clarias batrachus and induced alterations in the gills and muscles. Further noticeable metabolic reduction was reported as biochemical constituents like carbohydrates and protein exhibit negative linear changes. The occurrence of carbohydrate and protein alterations may be used as potential biomarker for fungicide toxicity in fresh water ecosystem.


The Ganga River, fungicide, toxicity, freshwater walking catfish, protein, gills, muscles etc.

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