THE DISTRIBUTION OF CADMIUM AND COPPER IN FISH ORGANS

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April – May, 2013, vol. 2, no. 5
pages: 2306-2309
Article type: Biotechnology of Biotechnology
Abstract: The aim of this study was to describe the distribution of cadmium and copper in selected organs of white bream (Blicca bjoerkna) living in Nida river and Vistula river. Elements were determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS). The obtained results showed that all organs of the fish from Vistula River had higher level of cadmium and copper than organs of fish from Nida River. The highest level of cadmium was in the kidneys>gills>liver>dorsal muscles and gonads. In the case of copper the highest level was in liver>kidneys>gills>gonads>dorsal muscles.

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