NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

NISCAIR ONLINE PERIODICALS REPOSITORY (NOPR)  >
NISCAIR PUBLICATIONS >
Research Journals >
Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research (JSIR) >
JSIR Vol.70 [2011] >
JSIR Vol.70(09) [September 2011] >


Title: Toxicity evaluation of fungal food colourant from Thermomyces sp. in albino mice
Authors: Poorniammal, R
Gunasekaran, S
Ariharasivakumar, G
Keywords: Albino mice
Food colourant
Oral toxicity
Pigment
Thermomyces sp.
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This study evaluates acute and sub-acute toxicity on albino mice of yellow pigment isolated from Thermomyces sp. for food application to assess its safety in experimental animals. Oral feeding of Thermomyces sp. (0.5-5.0 g/kg body wt) to adult mice did not show any symptoms of toxicity or mortality of mice. Oral feeding of Thermomyces sp. at 0.25-2.0% level (w/w) for 28 days did not produce any significant changes in body weight gain of experimental mice compared to control mice. There were no significant differences in relative weight of vital organs, hematological parameters and histopathological analysis between experimental and control groups. Thus acute and sub-acute oral feeding of fungal pigment did not produce any toxic effects in male and female mice.
Page(s): 773-777
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Source:JSIR Vol.70(09) [September 2011]

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
JSIR 70(9) 773-777.pdf26.33 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
 Current Page Visits: 455 
Recommend this item

 

National Knowledge Resources Consortium |  NISCAIR Website |  Contact us |  Feedback

Disclaimer: NISCAIR assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions advanced by contributors. The editorial staff in its work of examining papers received for publication is helped, in an honorary capacity, by many distinguished engineers and scientists.

CC License Except where otherwise noted, the Articles on this site are licensed under Creative Commons License: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India

Copyright © 2012 The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. All rights reserved.

Powered by DSpace Copyright © 2002-2007 MIT and Hewlett-Packard | Compliant to OAI-PMH V 2.0

Home Page Total Visits: 602526 since 06-Feb-2009  Last updated on 21-Oct-2014Webmaster: nopr@niscair.res.in