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J App Pharm Sci. 2015; 5(8): 152-158

Efficacy of Basella alba and Tribulus terrestris extracts for production of monosex Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus

Indranath Ghosal, Debosree Mukherjee, Csaba Hancz, Suman Bhusan Chakraborty.


The present study was aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Basella alba and Tribulus terrestris for induction of masculinisation in Nile tilpia. B. alba leaves and T. terrestris seeds were extracted with water, ethanol, methanol, dichloromethane, hexane and successive methanol and mixed sex juveniles of Nile tilapia were subjected to dietary treatment with the extracts at the concentration of 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 gm/kg feed. Treatment with both the plants showed no adverse effect on general fish health. There was no significant interaction effects (P>0.05) of solvent and concentration, and solvent and plant material for percentage of males. But, significant interaction effect (P

Key words: Basella alba, Tribulus terrestris, Sex reversal, Nile tilapia, Ethanol extract

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