The nucleic acid content in different tissues such as brain, liver, kidney & testis of both control and copper sulphate (CuSO4) exposed freshwater fish N. notopterus has been studied. The following observation is made in both control and copper sulphate (CuSO4) exposed fish. The testis contain large amount of DNA in comparison to other tissues. The degree of DNA content in control and copper sulphate (CuSO4) exposed fish testis >liver>brain>kidney. The RNA content also exhibited similar to that of DNA, having higher amount in the testis. The degree of RNA content in control and copper sulphate (Cuso4) exposed fish testis >liver>brain>kidney. The nucleic acid content of tissues get reduced under copper sulphate (CuSO4) exposed in the male freshwater fish N. notopterus indicating copper sulphate as a pollutant effect the nucleic acid content in the tissue.
International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 33)
K. Ravikiran and R.S. Kulkarni, "Nucleic Acid Content in Male Fresh Water Fish N.notopterus Exposed to Copper Sulphate", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 33, pp. 1-8, 2015