Sub-lethal damage can be identified from microscopic changes in affected cells. The first evidence of such damage is seen ultrastructurally as swelling of the membrane bound organelles, particularly the endoplasmic reticulum and the mitochondria. There is:
Microscopically, these reversible changes caused by swelling of the organelles is reflected in cellular swelling, paleness of cytoplasm and development of small intracellular vacuoles, giving rise to the widely used descriptive terms cloudy swelling and hydrophobic degeneration.
Findings from University of Agriculture, Department of Veterinary Pathology Provide New Insights into Progesterone Congeners.(Report)
Jan 18, 2011; A new study, 'Toxic effects of cypermethrin and methamidophos on bovine corpus luteal cells and progesterone production,' is now...