Effect of leaf extract of Pongamia glabra (Vent.) ...

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Title Effect of leaf extract of Pongamia glabra (Vent.) (Fabaceae) on histological changes of fat body of Periplaneta americana (Linn.) adult male
Author(s) Balaji Ramanathan, M. Rajasekarapandian, Selvi Sabhanayakam
Journal Journal of Entomological Research
Date 1997
Volume 21
Issue 4
Start page 355
End page 359
Abstract The fat body of Periplaneta americana usually contains trophocytes, urocytes and mycetocytes. The fat body showed some marked changes in insects injected with a sublethal concentration of Pongamia glabra [P. pinnata] leaf extract (0.05 ml of 5% concentration) through the intra-peritoneal membrane. In treated insects, the lipid vacuoles of the trophocytes disintegrated, and swollen and irregular shaped nuclei were conspicuous. The mycetocytes decreased in size, and the urocytes mostly disintegrated..

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