Low water conductivity increases the effects of copper on the serum parameters in fish (Oreochromis niloticus)


CANLI E. G. , CANLI M.

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY, vol.39, no.2, pp.606-613, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.etap.2014.12.019
  • Title of Journal : ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.606-613

Abstract

The conductivity is largely determined by ion levels in water, predominant ion being Ca2+ in the freshwaters. For this reason, the effects of copper were evaluated as a matter of conductivity of exposure media in the present study. Thus, freshwater fish Oreochromis niloticus were exposed to copper in differing conductivities (77, 163 and 330 mu S/cm), using acute (0.3 mu M, 3 d) and chronic (0.03 mu M, 30 d) exposure protocols. Following the exposure serum parameters of fish were measured.