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Effect of lead on the morphology of erythrocytes in red tilapia (Oreochromis sp.)

Van-Thanh Vo, Thai-Minh-Long Le, Thi-Quynh-Anh Duong, Huyen Nguyen Thi Thuong

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Int. J. Biosci.19(2), 153-159, August 2021

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/19.2.153-159


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The study investigated the effect of lead at concentrations of 0.5 mgL-1, 1.0 mgL-1, 1.5 mgL-1 on the morphology of red blood cells in Oreochromis sp. Experimental results showed that at lead concentrations of 0.5 mgL-1, 1.0 mgL-1, 1.5 mgL-1, the size of the major axis of erythrocytes decreases gradually compared to the control, decreased from 10.177±0.782 μm to 7.989±0.862 μm. The size of minor axis of erythrocytes gradually increases from 6.052±0.787 μm (control) to 7.458±0.801 μm (concentration 1.0mgL-1), but the size of minor axis decreases from 7.458±0.801 μm (concentration 1.0mgL-1) to 7.312±0.885 μm (concentration 1.5mgL-1). Perimeter and area of erythrocytes increase due to the emergence of more premature red blood cells.


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Effect of lead on the morphology of erythrocytes in red tilapia (Oreochromis sp.)

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