Journal of
Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences

  • Abbreviation: J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9820
  • DOI: 10.5897/JTEHS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 217

Full Length Research Paper

Acute toxicity evaluation of water extract stem barks of Balanites aegyptiaca on adults of three different fish species

Alamrew Eyayu
  • Alamrew Eyayu
  • Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Debre Berhan University, Debre Berhan, P. O. Box 445, Ethiopia.
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Abebe Getahun
  • Abebe Getahun
  • Department of Zoological Sciences, Addis Ababa University, P. O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 17 December 2018
  •  Accepted: 07 January 2019
  •  Published: 28 February 2019


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