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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 7  |  Issue: 12  |  Page No.: 1618 - 1623

The Trace Elements in the Raft Cultivated Mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819) from Sinop Peninsula, in the Southern Black Sea

Saniye Turk Culha, Meryem Yesim Celik, Mehmet Culha, Ismihan Karayucel and Ayse Gundogdu    

Abstract: The concentration of cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) in the raft cultivated Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis from the Sinop Peninsula, in the Black Sea were investigated seasonally. The mean concentrations of Cd, Cu and Zn in the soft tissues were 2.530.19, 6.980.31 and 228.0016.75 g g 1 dry weights (dw), respectively. There were no significant differences between the metal concentrations among the seasons (p>0.05). Cd and Zn levels were higher than legislative limits, while Cu level was below. The Cd and Zn concentrations in cultivated area were danger to human health or human consumption.

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