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Genotoxic Effects of Chlordecone in the Cichlid Fish, Etroplus Maculatus (Bloch, 1795) using Micronucleus Test

Author Affiliations

  • 1Endocrinology and Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Malappuram District-673 635, Kerala India
  • 2Endocrinology and Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Malappuram District-673 635, Kerala India
  • 3Endocrinology and Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Malappuram District-673 635, Kerala India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (8), Pages 16-20, August,2 (2016)


Chlordecone is an organochloride insecticide mainly used for the control of agricultural pests. The genotoxicity of chlordecone was evaluated through micronucleus test in peripheral erythrocytes of Etroplus maculatus. Chlordecone at sublethal concentration (3.5&


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