Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Histopathological alterations in earthworm (Eudrilus eugeniae) ventral nerve cord caused by Diammonium phosphate
Author(s): Meena Chaudhari, Dr. Narendra Patil
Abstract: Mostly human beings look into the benefits of newly synthesized chemicals, but keeping aside the benefits, the research should be focused on the impact of these chemicals on the living system. In terrestrial ecosystem, earthworms are considered as the ecosystem engineers because they play many important roles to maintain quality of soil. In present study an experiment was conducted to study histopathological alterations of ventral nerve cord of earthworm Eudrilus eugeniae. For the study earthworms were exposed to sub lethal dose of DAP for different time period and it was found that as the time period increases the histopathological alterations also showed more damage in ventral verve cord of earthworm. So inorganic fertilizer should be used in ecological safe limit.