Effects of Sub Lethal Concentrations of Potassium Permanganate on Protein Content of Freshwater Crab: Barytelphusa Guerini
The effect of potassium permanganate on protein content in different tissues of fresh water crab, Barytelphusa guerini was studied by using Lowry’s Method (1951). The animals were exposed on acute exposure of the potassium permanganate for the present study. The protein content in tissues such as gills, hepatopancreas and muscles were observed. The protein levels in all the tissues were found to be decreased on exposure to potassium permanganate (KMnO4). Under normal physiological condition excess of protein is stored in the tissues like hepatopancreas and muscles in tissues of crab for common metabolic pathways. As per the need of animals it is utilized. On exposure to potassium permanganate the magnitude of protein content was found to be directly linked to the duration of exposure.