search
for
 About Bioline  All Journals  Testimonials  Membership  News  Donations


Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 17, No. 1, 2013, pp. 21-26
Bioline Code: ja13003
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2013, pp. 21-26

 en Sublethal Effects of Diesel on Total Protein Levels and Cholesterol in Tympanotonus Fuscatus check for this species in other resources
EDORI, O.S.; NWOKE, I.B. & EDORI, E.S

Abstract

Periwinkles ( Tympanotonus fuscatus check for this species in other resources ) of variable sizes between 4.5 to 5.5cm were handpicked at the Eagle Cement area of the New Calabar River and subjected to different levels of diesel contamination (0.00, 250.00, 300.00, 350.00, 400.00 and 450.00ml/L) for six days in a renewal assay to examine its effect on two metabolites (total protein content and cholesterol levels). Total protein content and cholesterol levels were examined in the muscle and viscera tissues of the periwinkles. Statistical analysis showed significant (P>0.05) variation in total protein content and cholesterol levels in the tissues. Total protein content were significantly (P>0.05) lower in value in the treatment groups when compared to the control in both the muscle and the viscera of the periwinkle. While cholesterol levels were significantly (P>0.05) lower or higher in value than that of the control. This study showed that exposure of periwinkles (Tympanotonus fuscatus) to diesel toxicity could cause deleterious effects or changes in the organism biochemistry. © JASEM

Keywords
Total protein, cholesterol, environment, diesel and pollution

 
© Copyright 2013 - Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management

Home Faq Resources Email Bioline
© Bioline International, 1989 - 2017, Site last up-dated on 16-Oct-2017.
Site created and maintained by the Reference Center on Environmental Information, CRIA, Brazil
System hosted by the Internet Data Center of Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa, RNP, Brazil