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Authors : Khushali D. Lade, Aniruddha S. Deshpande and S. N. Malode*

Page Nos : 11-17

Description :
Insecticides have revolutionized to fight against endemic diseases in developing countries. Secondly, there is a reverse side to this synthetic pesticide; these agents pose a potential risk to humans and animals due to presence of their residues in the food. These synthetic insecticides are not only effective against the insect but also found to affect non target animals adversely. To study their effects on living organism, in present attempt Barley (Hordeum vulgare) is used as a model plant. Effect of different concentrations of synthetic insecticide Coragen on germination, seedling growth and cytology of Barley seeds was studied. We have been found that Coragen does not affect germination, it affect seedling growth with respect to doses and also induce mitotic abnormalities in higher concentrations. Increase in mitotic abnormalities with increase in concentration of Coragen implies that the insecticide affects normal cellular division process. We can conclude that most of these divisional irregularities were repaired and also germination, seedling growth were not affected adversely. hence, Coragen may be the safer sythetic insecticides which can be used to control insect population.

Date of Online: 30 may 2021