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Effect of Cypermethrin on Protein Contents in Lizard Calotes versicolor in Comparison to That in Frog Rana tigrina

Muhammad Zaheer Khan , Farina Fatima and Imtiaz Ahmad

The present study highlights the effect of cypermethrin (0.1 and 1% concentration) on kidney and liver of Calotes versicolor and in Rana tigrina. In the case of Calotes versicolor, a decrease in protein contents was found upto 16 and 40% in liver and 17 and 35% in kidney, respectively. It was observed that protein contents were decreased in Rana tigrina upto 69 and 79% in kidney and 44 and 76% in liver, respectively.

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Muhammad Zaheer Khan , Farina Fatima and Imtiaz Ahmad , 2002. Effect of Cypermethrin on Protein Contents in Lizard Calotes versicolor in Comparison to That in Frog Rana tigrina . Journal of Biological Sciences, 2: 780-781.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2002.780.781


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