Online ISSN: 2521-0246 | Print ISSN: 2523-0573
Volume 3 Number 3 March 2019
EFFECT OF PHENOL ON THE KIDNEY AND LIVER BIOCHEMICAL AND METABOLITES OF CLARIAS GARIEPINUSPages: 33-40
Authors: Iniobong Reuben Inyang, Sylvester Chibueze Izah*, Kenny Suobo
Phenolic compound is among the toxic compound found in produced water. In addition, phenol has several industrial applications. This study assessed the biochemical and metabolites characteristics in liver and kidney of Clarias gariepinus with mean weight and length of 78.05±0.40g and 14.07 ±0.29cm, respectively, exposed to phenol. The fish was acclimatized to laboratory condition for 7 days, and then exposed to sublethal concentration (viz:0.00, 0.10, 0.20, 0.30ppm) of phenol in renewable bioassays for 14 days. The metabolites including alkaline phosphatase, alanine amino transferase and aspartate amino transferase, protein and albumin were analyzed in the liver and kidney of the fish sample.