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Bioaccumulation of some heavy metals in different tissues of Dicentrarchus labrax L, 1758, Sparus aurata L, 1758 and Mugil cephalus L, 1758 from the Camlik lagoon of the eastern coast of Mediterranean (Turkey).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16897534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, bioaccumulation of the heavy metals (Fe, Zn, Cd) in the liver, gill, gonad and muscle tissues of Dicentrarchus labrax, Mugil cephalus and Sparus aurata were investigated seasonally. Camlik is the important fisheries lagoon located in The Iskenderun Bay, Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Due to heavy industrial and agricultural activities in the region, the bay has the polluted coastal waters of Turkey. Therefore, the levels of cadmium, zinc, iron were determined in the muscle in each species because of its importance for human consumption and also the liver, gill, gonad were analysed since these organs tend to accumulate metals. Heavy metal levels were found generally higher in the liver and gill than the gonad and muscle tissues in three species; the levels of all metals in a given tissue were generally higher in Mugil cephalus than the other two species. Data collected in this study suggest that Camlik lagoon is affected by a relatively metal pollution. The concentrations of Zn concentrations in the muscle tissues exceeded the acceptable levels for a food source for human consumption and other metals in the edible parts of the investigated fish were in the permissible safety levels for human uses.
Meltem Dural; M Z Lugal Göksu; Argun Akif Ozak; Bariş Derici
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental monitoring and assessment     Volume:  118     ISSN:  0167-6369     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Monit Assess     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-09     Completed Date:  2007-02-01     Revised Date:  2009-05-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508350     Medline TA:  Environ Monit Assess     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fisheries Faculty, University of Mustafa Kemal, 31040, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring
Food Contamination
Gills / metabolism
Gonads / metabolism
Liver / metabolism
Mediterranean Sea
Metals, Heavy / metabolism*
Muscles / metabolism
Perciformes / metabolism*
Smegmamorpha / metabolism*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Metals, Heavy; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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