Accumulation of Copper in Liver, Gill and Muscle Tissues of Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Karayakar F., Cicik B., Ciftci N., Karaytug S., ERDEM C. , Ozcan A. Y.

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, cilt.9, ss.2271-2274, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 17
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3923/javaa.2010.2271.2274
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2271-2274


Accumulation of copper in liver, gill and muscle tissues of Anguilla anguilla was studies after exposing the animals to 1.00, 2.00 and 4.00 ppm Cu over 96 h period. The levels of metals in the studied tissues were determined using atomic absorption spectrophotometric techniques. All the copper concentrations tested increased the tissue levels of the metal significantly in liver and gill tissues compared to control fish while metal accumulation in muscle tissue was statistically significant only at 4.00 ppm Cu. Accumulation of the metal in gill tissue showed no difference between the concentrations tested despite the differences observed in liver and muscle tissues. Accumulation of the metal was highest in liver tissue and lowest in muscle tissue.