Impact of agricultural pesticides on the endocrinology of some freshwater fishes
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Impact of agricultural pesticides on the endocrinology of some freshwater fishes final research report, January 23, 1985 to January 22, 1988 by T. P. Singh

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Published by Centre of Advanced Study in Zoology, Fish Endocrinology Laboratory, Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India .
Written in English


  • Pesticides -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Fishes -- Physiology.,
  • Fishes -- Effect of water pollution on.

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Statementprincipal investigator, T.P. Singh.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various foliations) :
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Open LibraryOL16109965M

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