Effect of leaf extract of Pongamia glabra (Vent.) ...
|Title||Effect of leaf extract of Pongamia glabra (Vent.) (Fabaceae) on histological changes of fat body of Periplaneta americana (Linn.) adult male|
|Author(s)||B. Ramanathan, M. Rajasekarapandian, Selvi Sabhanayakam|
|Journal||Journal of Entomological Research|
|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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