Concentrations of some heavy metals in tench (Tinca tinca L., 1758), its endoparasite (Ligula intestinalis L., 1758), sediment and water in Beysehir Lake, Turkey


Tekin-Ozan S., Kir I.

POLISH JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, cilt.17, sa.4, ss.597-603, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: POLISH JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.597-603

Özet

Concentrations of Al, B, Ba, Cd, Cr, Ni, Pb and Sr were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) in the Ligula intestinalis plerocercoid (L., 1758), its host tissues (Tinca tinca L., 1758), sediment and water from Beysehir Lake. Al, Ba, Cd, Cr, Ni, Pb and Sr were highest in sediment, while B was the highest in liver. Al in Ligula intestinalis plerocercoid was 6.91 times higher than in fish muscle. The Al, Ba and Sr levels in Ligula intestinalis plerocercoid, were 2.99x, 1.23x and 2.26x respectively, higher than those in fish liver. Compared with water, all heavy metal concentrations in Ligula intestinalis plerocercoid were higher. This study supports the idea that cestodes aren't useful to determine the heavy metal pollution in aquatic systems when they are located in their intermediate host's body cavity.