TOXICITY EFFECT OF BIOPESTICIDE, ARISEAMA MURRAYI (HOOK) ON THE SWISS ALBINO MICEAbstract
The poisonous and medicinal plants are found in a natural ecosystem. The Arisaema murrayi (Hook) is an herb which is highly poisonous. It is found in the hilly region of Mumbai area. Livestock, cattle and human beings do not consume fruits and tubers of the plant, so the forensic study of this plant is carried out. Aqueous extracts of tuber 2%, 4% and 6% feed orally to Swiss albino mice. Present investigation study includes the histopathology, phyto-chemistry and quantitative microscopy. It is observed that liver, intestine, and kidney were severally damaged by using the Arisaema murrayi (Hook) plant parts. The forensic study proved that these organs were damaged by the poison of Arisaema murrayi (Hook) plant of the tuber.
S. V. Theurkar *, V. Nagargoje and R. Pawar
Department of Zoology, Hutatma Rajguru Mahavidyalaya, University of Pune, Rajgurunagar, P.O. Box, Maharashtra, India
17 January 2014
26 February 2014
29 March 2014
01 April 2014