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International Journal of Biological Chemistry
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 54-60
DOI: 10.3923/ijbc.2011.54.60
Bioaccumulation of Some Metals by Green Mussel Perna viridis (Linnaeus 1758) from Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
B.Y. Kamaruzzaman, M.S. Mohd Zahir, B. Akbar John, K.C.A. Jalal, S. Shahbudin, S.M. Al-Barwani and J.S. Goddard

Abstract:
A study was conducted to determine the bioaccumulation of some essential and non-essential heavy metals by the soft tissue of Perna viridis (Green mussel) collected from Pekan, Pahang during November 2009. A total of fifty individuals of Green lipped mussel P. viridis (Family: Mytilidae) were sampled and metals such as Iron (Fe), Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu), Cobalt (Co), Lead (Pb) and Cadmium (Cd) concentration were determined using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). The observed mean concentration of Fe, Zn, Cu, Co, Pb and Cd in the soft edible tissue of P. viridis was 576.45±87.78, 45.54±8.75, 19.05±4.12, 17.85±2.28, 0.47±0.14 and 0.3±0.06 μg g-1, respectively. The bioaccumulation of metals in the soft tissue flowed in Fe>Zn>Cu >Co>Pb>Cd order indicating that the essential heavy metal accumulates in faster rate than non-essential metals. Comparison with earlier studies showed that Fe and Cu bioaccumulation level was higher in samples from Pekan area with average of 576.45 and 19.05 μg g-1, respectively. All the other metals concentration was lower in the soft tissue of green mussel indicating comparatively lower heavy metal contamination in the Pekan, Pahang compared with other coasts.
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How to cite this article:

B.Y. Kamaruzzaman, M.S. Mohd Zahir, B. Akbar John, K.C.A. Jalal, S. Shahbudin, S.M. Al-Barwani and J.S. Goddard, 2011. Bioaccumulation of Some Metals by Green Mussel Perna viridis (Linnaeus 1758) from Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia. International Journal of Biological Chemistry, 5: 54-60.

DOI: 10.3923/ijbc.2011.54.60

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijbc.2011.54.60

 
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