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Deleterious Effect of Ultraviolet Radiation on Glossogobius giuris: A Short Experimental Study

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Department of Zoology, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai 627002, India
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Department of Animal Science, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli 627012, India
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Department of Physics, Loyola College, Affiliated to University of Madras, Chennai 600034, India
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Network of Researchers on the Chemical Evolution of Life (NoRCEL), Leeds LS7 3RB, UK
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Academic Editor: Antonino Germana
Received: 12 January 2022 / Revised: 6 March 2022 / Accepted: 9 March 2022 / Published: 15 March 2022
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a part of the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation emitted by the Sun. The present study was conducted to examine the deleterious effects of UV radiation on the stratum corneum of fish—namely, Glossogobius giuris. In this study, healthy living specimens of G. giuris species weighing (1.20 g) and length (4.06 cm) were collected from Thandavarayankulam lake, Srivaikuntam Taluk, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu. They were transported to the laboratory in well-aerated containers. During the experiment, the fish G. giuris (n = 6) was introduced into the UV Chamber (UVA and UVB) for one hour. After that, experimental fishes were collected from the UV Chamber were dissected for histological and biochemical studies using standard methodology. The short-term exposure of UVA and UVB rays on freshwater G. giuris muscle tissue showed marked degeneration of the epithelium, the disappearance of striations, thickened septal wall, broken fibre, and the disappearance of striation, followed by branchial arterial rupture. It was also determined that carbohydrate, protein, and lipid contents of the muscle tissue were significantly reduced. This study confirmed the destructive effects of UV radiation on the stratum corneum of fish G. giuris. The ultrastructural and biochemical changes occur depending largely on the energy of the UV rays; in this case, the UVB radiation, with higher destructive energy (4.4 eV), had a greater detrimental effect on the muscles of G. giuris than UVA, with its energy level of 3.9 eV. View Full-Text
Keywords: Glossogobius giuris; ultraviolet rays; histology; histopathology; biochemical analysis Glossogobius giuris; ultraviolet rays; histology; histopathology; biochemical analysis
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Ramakrishnan, A.R.; Kumar, K.; Arunachalam, P.; Sankar, M.; Selvaraj, P.; Jheeta, S. Deleterious Effect of Ultraviolet Radiation on Glossogobius giuris: A Short Experimental Study. Sci 2022, 4, 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/sci4010012

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Ramakrishnan AR, Kumar K, Arunachalam P, Sankar M, Selvaraj P, Jheeta S. Deleterious Effect of Ultraviolet Radiation on Glossogobius giuris: A Short Experimental Study. Sci. 2022; 4(1):12. https://doi.org/10.3390/sci4010012

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Ramakrishnan, Azhagu Raj, Krishna Kumar, Palavesam Arunachalam, Muthupandi Sankar, Prathap Selvaraj, and Sohan Jheeta. 2022. "Deleterious Effect of Ultraviolet Radiation on Glossogobius giuris: A Short Experimental Study" Sci 4, no. 1: 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/sci4010012

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