Adverse Effect of Lead Acetate on Light Weight Protein of Bactrocera cucurbitae – Pages 291-295

Adverse Effect of Lead Acetate on Light Weight Protein of Bactrocera cucurbitae – Pages 291-295

Rizwanul Haq1, M. Farhan Ullah Khan2and Ehtesham Ul Haq3

1Department of Botany, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Campus Karachi, Pakistan; 2Department of Zoology, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan; 3Department of Zoology, Govt. National College, Karachi, Pakistan

http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2013.09.38

Abstract: Lot of insectsareinfluenced easily by a number of pollutants; such as, the influence of lead (as lead acetate) on Bactrocera cucurbitae. Lead is considered to be an important toxic waste which could contaminate the environment, such as soil, air and water. Therefore, insects could be influenced by the lead. Bactrocera cucurbitae, was studied at 48 hours post treatment, under the effects of lead acetate, in different concentrations. Lead is found to exert a definite specific physiological and morphological effect on these flies.It was observed that under the effect of lead abnormalities and deformities were developed in the larvae of flies. Thus these flies could present a useful module for the quick transmission of the environmental hazards due to lead contamination, which exerts a specific physiological and morphological effect on these flies. The purpose of the present work was to determine the effects of lead on proteins as a major indicator of physiological features along with morphological features of larvae of Bactrocera cucurbitae flies.

Keywords: Effects, Lead acetate, Proteins Bactrocera cucurbitae.