Investigation of Lethal toxicity effect of Tannic acid to freshwater fish Mystus Vitatus (Bloch)

  • Monex Kumar Gupta GenTox Research and Development, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010, India
  • Anand Kumar Vishwakrama GenTox Research and Development, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010, India
  • Priti Saxsena GenTox Research and Development, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010, India
  • Pavan Kumar GenTox Research and Development, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010, India

Abstract

Aquatic pollution is a serious and growing problem, with the increasing number of industrial, agricultural and commercial chemicals in the aquatic environment leading to various deleterious effects on organisms. Aquatic ecosystems are dwindling due to unrestricted disposal of wastes and agricultural field chemicals. The present study was undertaken to investigate the lethal toxicity and stress levels of commercial formulations of tannic acid toward freshwater Mystus vittatus. For the assessment of 96 h LC50  values of Tannic acid in the fresh water fish Mystus Vitatus (BLOCH), a range finding test was performed at the six selected concentrations (10, 50, 100, 150, 200 mg/L) and exposing the fishes at these concentrations for 24 h, 48, 72 and 96 h in  a static system. After finding out the number of live and dead fishes at these concentrations, a definitive test was performed by exposing the fishes again at six selected concentrations (10, 30, 50, 70, 90, and 110 mg/L) for 96 h time durations. Finally, the 96h LC50 value of tannic acid obtained in Mystus vittatus was 83 mg/L through Probit analysis using SPSS software. There were large variations in the safe levels estimated by different methods for the tannic acid. In addition to dose and dose-time dependent increase in mortality rate, stress signs in the form of behavioral changes were observed in response to the test concentration.

Author Biographies

Monex Kumar Gupta, GenTox Research and Development, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010, India

GenTox Research and Development, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010, India

Anand Kumar Vishwakrama, GenTox Research and Development, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010, India

GenTox Research and Development, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010, India

Priti Saxsena, GenTox Research and Development, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010, India

GenTox Research and Development, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010, India

Pavan Kumar, GenTox Research and Development, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010, India
GenTox Research and Development, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010, India

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2017-06-30
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Gupta, M., Vishwakrama, A., Saxsena, P. and Kumar, P. 2017. Investigation of Lethal toxicity effect of Tannic acid to freshwater fish Mystus Vitatus (Bloch). Journal of Biological Sciences and Medicine. 3, 2 (Jun. 2017), 19-24.
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