ESTIMATION OF ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE AND PROTEIN CONTENT IN DIFFERENT SPECIES OF CESTODE PARASITES OF DOMESTIC PIGEONS (COLUMBA LIVIA)(GMELIN,1789)

  • SHAZIA NISAR Department of Zoology, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology
  • MUHAMMAD ZAHID Department of Zoology, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology
  • SYED IKHLAQ HUSSAIN Department of Zoology, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology
  • AASIA KARIM Department of Zoology, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology
  • UZMA MEHBOOB Department of Zoology, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology

Abstract

Level of alkaline phosphatase and protein content were observed in Cotugnia Streptopell, Raillietina galeritae and Raillietina flaccida in whole cestode from domestic pigeons (Columba livia). Mean values of alkaline phosphatse in C. streptopell, R.galeritae and R. flaccida were observed as 22.908, 19.504, 19.228 U/l respectively, while mean values of protein content were observed as 0.950, 2.677, 4.117g/dl respectively. The maximum values of alkaline phosphatase was obtained in C. streptopell while R. flaccid showed lowest mean values. The reverse result was observed in protein content estimation. The highest protein content was observed in R. flaccida while reduced protein content was observed in C. streptopell. Key words: Cestodes, Pigeon, Alkaline phosphatase, protein content

Published
2019-12-19