EFFECT OF LANNATE AND TAMARON PESTICIDES ON TESTICULAR UL IRASTRUCURE : AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
|Full paper||Not Available|
Pesticides represent a considerable source of environmental pollution. In this work the effects of widely used pesticide namely, lannate and newly manufactured organophosphorous pesticide namely tamaron on testicular ultrastructure of albino rats had been studied. For each pesticide three groups were included control, low (received LD 50) doses treated animals. In high dose treated animal received lannate there was extensive cellular damage of the majority of seminiferous tubules and there was degeneration of the Sertoli cells and all spermatogenetic cells including spermatogonia in addition there was arrest of spermatogenesis. Rats received high dose of tamaron there was degeneration of Sertoli cells and primary spermatocytes. In rats received low dose of lannate there was degeneration of degeneration of Sertoli cells and primary spermatocytes. However low dose treated tamaron morphologically abnormal sperm cells was observed in some seminiferous tubules. In conclusion lannate and tamaron pesticides even at low doses have toxic effect on testicular ultrastructure.