Bioaccumulation and toxicity of zinc in Spirogyra fluviatilis Hilse (Chlorophyta)

Saygideger S.

WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, cilt.101, ss.323-331, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 101
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1023/a:1004994206276
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.323-331


The bioaccumulation and toxicity of zinc in Spirogyra fluviatilis Hilse, from two populations in the River Seyhan, Adana, Turkey, were examined in laboratory flowing-water channels. Plants were subjected to zinc concentrations ranging from 0 to 4.0 mg L-1 at current velocities of 25-35 cm s(-1) for up to 3 h. There was little difference in zinc bioaccumulation between Spirogyra from the site showing mild organic pollution and that from the site subjected to considerable inputs from urban and motorway runoff. Uptake of zinc increased with increasing concentration in the test solution and was linear and proportional up to 0.5 mg L-1. Cellular damage was evident in Spirogyra subjected to 0.5 mg L-1 zinc, and increased with increasing zinc concentration.