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Effect of aflatoxin on the haematological picture of albino rats and guineapigs.

Panda, P. C. and Murti, A. S. and Murthy, V. S. and Murti, I. A. S. and Amla, I. (1975) Effect of aflatoxin on the haematological picture of albino rats and guineapigs. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 13. pp. 569-570.

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Aflatoxin B1 was given to groups of 10 male weanling Wistar rats and 10 guineapigs in amounts equivalent to about 5% of the LD50 dose for each species for 5 days per week. An equal number of control animals of each species had 0.1 ml saline only. Blood samples were obtained at the end of the 4th week from guineapigs and after 6 weeks from rats. There was a fall in the Hb content, total red cell count and leucocyte count in the treated animals of both species. The effect of differential counts was of little physiological significance. The animals given the toxin also had anisocytosis and poikilocytosis and the blood clotting time was prolonged. The significance of the findings relative to the anaemic syndrome in rats and guineapigs is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: blood-picture; effects-; blood-; aflatoxins-
Subjects: 600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 09 Human Physiology
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 29 Microbiological food
Divisions: Food Microbiology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 07:34
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 07:34
URI: http://ir.cftri.res.in/id/eprint/8598

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