Toxicity of madhuca indica seed cake extract on glycogen metabolism of aquatic snail lymnaea (pseudosuccinea) luteola f. ovalis (gray ,1822)

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Bhavare M.K and Magare S.R

Madhuca indica is a medicinal plant used by tribal peoples in ailment of various abnormalities. The effect of seed cake extract of M. indica on respiration and glycogen metabolism in an aquatic snail, Lymnaea luteola f. ovalis. was studied. Adult snails were collected from Gomati river, shahada. The rate of respiration in snails studied in control and treated snails with seed cake extract of M. indica. Behavior and several aspects of carbohydrate metabolism following acute treatment of M. indica seed cake extract was studied in different organs like Whole body, hepatopancreas, ovotestis and albumen glands in a snail, Lymnaea luteola f. ovalis.
The toxic effect of M. indica seed cake extract in a freshwater snail causes change in normal behavior as well as reproductive behavior. Due to toxicity the rate of oxygen consumption and concentration of glycogen were found to be reduced. Withdrawal of toxicants to the experimental snails could reverse these changes.

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