European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience


European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2014)

Histological effect of monogenean parasites on gills of freshwater carps


Pinky Kaur and Rekha Shrivastav

Present investigation was carried out to study the histological effect of monogenetic parasite (Paradactylogyrus sp. and Dactylogyrus sp.) on gills of freshwater cultivable carpsDuring present investigation Labeo rohita andHypophthalmichthys moltrix were collected from eutrophic lakes (Lower Lake and Mansarovar Lake) of Bhopal region. Maximum prevalence was exhibited byLabeo rohita (20.0%) and least prevalence is recorded in H. molitrix (12.8%). Histological analysis revealed that the gills of H. molitrix was greatly affected which may be due to multiple infection by unidentified protozoan andDactylogyrus sp. The pathological changes includes upliftment of respiratory epithelial layer, damaged cartilaginous core, deshaped secondary gill lamellae and damaged pillar cells.
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