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dc.contributor.authorAlkan, Nen
dc.contributor.authorAlkan, Aen
dc.contributor.authorGedik, Ken
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-30T15:10:05Z
dc.date.available2016-03-30T15:10:05Z
dc.date.issued2016-03en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/4448
dc.description.abstract

In the present study, concentrations of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) were measured in the muscle, gill, and gonads of the pelagic fish species Trachurus mediterraneus, Engraulis encrasicolus ponticus, and Sprattus sprattus that are important both commercially and for the ecosystems in the Black Sea. The samples were collected during 2011. The metals were determined using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) following an acid digestion. The highest concentrations of As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Pb, and Zn were found in E. encrasicolus ponticus, whereas the greatest concentrations of Ni were found in T. mediterraneus and Mn in S. sprattus. Results showed that average metal concentrations in the tissues of T. mediterraneus, E. encrasicolus ponticus, and S. sprattus decreased in the order gill > gonad > muscle, gonad > gill > muscle, and gill > gonad > muscle, respectively, for the three species. When metal concentrations of fish tissues were compared between fish gender, there were only statistical differences in the gonads of the studied fish species (p < 0.05). The present study demonstrated that the metals have different correlations with condition factor (CF) and gonadosomatic index (GSI) of the fish species. Cr showed statistically important positive correlation to the GSI in male T. mediterraneus. Co showed statistically important positive correlation to CF in female E. encrasicolus ponticus, and also Co and Cd showed correlation to CF in male T. mediterraneus. Cd concentrations in the muscle tissues of the fish species were above the maximum acceptable concentration for human consumption.

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dc.format.extent447 - 456en
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectHorse mackerelen
dc.subjectanchovyen
dc.subjectcondition factoren
dc.subjectfemaleen
dc.subjectgonadosomatic indexen
dc.subjectmaleen
dc.subjectspraten
dc.subjectAnimalsen
dc.subjectBlack Seaen
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectFishesen
dc.subjectGillsen
dc.subjectGonadsen
dc.subjectMaleen
dc.subjectMetals, Heavyen
dc.subjectMusclesen
dc.subjectWater Pollutants, Chemicalen
dc.subjectWater Pollution, Chemicalen
dc.titleAssessment of metal concentrations in commercially important fish species in Black Sea.en
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24193046en
plymouth.issue3en
plymouth.volume32en
plymouth.publication-statusPublisheden
plymouth.journalToxicol Ind Healthen
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0748233713502840en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 Groups by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 Groups by role/Academics
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
dc.publisher.placeEnglanden
dc.identifier.eissn1477-0393en
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot knownen
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/0748233713502840en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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