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The Influence of Tannery Effluent on Biochemical Constituents in The Blood of The Fish Oreochromis Mossambicus (Bloch)

Tannery effluent was found to increase the concentration of free aminoacids in the blood of Oreochromis mossambicus. But, it reduced total proteins, glycogen content, total free sugars and total lipids. The increased proteolysis might be the cause for the raise of total free aminoacids and for the decrement of total proteins. The reduction in the concentration of glycogen, sugars and lipids could be due the utilization of these biochemical constituents to meet the excessive energy demand under emergency during the stress caused by the effluent.

Author(s): A. Parithabhanu and K.J. Khusnumabegam