International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Zoology | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024

Exploring the Impact of Lead Nitrate on Glycogen Levels in Barytelphusa Guerini

Dr. S. S. Jadhav [2]

Abstract: The study investigates the fluctuation in glycogen content within selected tissues of Barytelphusa guerini following exposure to different periods of sublethal concentrations of lead nitrate. Results reveal a consistent reduction in glycogen levels in both the leg muscle and hepatopancreas throughout the exposure period, with the most significant depletion observed on the 30th day. The notable decrease in glycogen levels in the hepatopancreas suggests extensive utilization of stored glycogen, possibly to meet the increased energy demands associated with the crabs' heightened locomotor activity in response to lead nitrate toxicity. Interestingly, glycogen content initially increases before declining in the leg muscle and hepatopancreas following exposure to sublethal lead nitrate concentrations, indicating a nuanced response to the pollutant. The observed reduction in stored glycogen content in the liver and muscle of treated Barytelphusa guerini suggests an increased energy demand during periods of stress, met through glycogen utilization mediated by glycogenolysis. This indicates interference by lead nitrate with carbohydrate metabolism in Barytelphusa guerini, leading to decreased glycogen levels.

Keywords: Lead nitrate, Glycogen, Metabolism, Barytelphusa guerini

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,

Pages: 1727 - 1728

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