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V.Uthayakumar et al. IRJP 2012, 3 (6) INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF PHARMACY www.irjponline.com Research Article ISSN 2230 – 8407 SPECIFIC AND...
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V.Uthayakumar et al. IRJP 2012, 3 (6)

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF PHARMACY www.irjponline.com

Research Article

ISSN 2230 – 8407

SPECIFIC AND NON-SPECIFIC IMMUNE RESPONSE AND DISEASE RESISTANCE OF SOLANUM TORVUM LEAF SOLUBLE FRACTIONS IN FRESHWATER CARP CYPRINUS CARPIO 1 V.Uthayakumar *, V. Ramasubramanian1, D. Senthilkumar2, P.R. Sreedevi1 and S. Munirasu1 1

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Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-641046 Tamilnadu, India Deparment of Zoology, Kandasami Kandar’s College, Paramathy Velur- 638182, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India Article Received on: 08/03/12 Revised on: 11/05/12 Approved for publication: 20/05/12

*Email: [email protected] ABSTRACT The immunostumulatory effect of the leaves extract of a medicinal plant Solanum torvum (Turkey Berry), On Specific, non-specific immune responses and disease resistance of Common carp Cyprinus carpio was investigated. Fish were intraperitoneally injected with 0, .8, 80 or 800 mg kg-1 body weight, of the water soluble fraction. The non-specific humoral (Lysozyme activity) and cellular (Hematology and Agglutination) responses and disease resistance against Aeromonas hydrophila and nutraceutical effect of S. torvum leaf powder supplementation on fish Growth estimation. All the doses of water-soluble fraction tested, significantly enhanced the serum Lysozyme activities and Agglutination and Total Serum Protein on 45 days experimental Period. The highest Lysozyme activity and agglutination was observed in the group fed with 80 mg of S. trovum feed for 45 days the results were Significantly (p

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