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Title: Pattern of accumulation of heavy metals (Copper and Zinc) in the estuarine hermit crab <i>Clibanarius longitarsus </i>(De Hann)
Authors: Lyla, P. S.
Khan, S. Ajmal
Keywords: <i>Clibanarius longitarsus</i>
Heavy metals
Issue Date: Feb-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The 96 h LC50 value of copper and zinc was 8ppm and 12ppm respectively for <i>Clibanarius longitarsus</i><b>. </b>Based on the LC50 value, three sublethal concentrations were chosen for individual exposure in each metal. Pattern of accumulation of heavy metals in the tissues of <i style="">C. longitarsus</i> noticed in the laboratory was similar to what was observed in the environment: hepatopancreas > ovary > muscle (exposed to both the metals–copper and zinc). Further, increased uptake of metals by tissues was recorded with increase in the test concentrations.
Description: 117-120
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.40(1) [February 2011]

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