ACCUMULATION OF COPPER, ZINC AND CADMIUM IN LIVER, GILL AND MUSCLE TISSUES OF OREOCHROMIS NILOTICUS EXPOSED TO THESE METALS SEPARATELY AND IN MIXTURE


Tuncsoy M. , ERDEM C.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.23, no.5, pp.1143-1149, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.1143-1149
  • Keywords: Zinc, cadmium, copper, mixture, Oreochromis niloticus, CARP CYPRINUS-CARPIO, CLARIAS-LAZERA, TERM EXPOSURE, TOXICITY, TILAPIA, FISH, CU, CD, ELIMINATION, MOSSAMBICUS

Abstract

Accumulation of copper, zinc and cadmium in gill, liver and muscle tissues of Oreochromis niloticus was determined after exposing the animals to (ppm) 5.0 Cu, 5.0 Zn, 1.0 Cd, and their mixtures over 24, 48 and 96 h. AAS method was used in determining the tissue metal levels.