Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/12434
Title: Quantization of specific trace metals in bivalve, Villorita Cyprinoides Var Cochinensis in the Cochin estuary
Authors: Raveenderan, Ranjitha
H., Sujatha C.
Keywords: Clams
Vembanad
Lake
Environment
Contaminants
Sentinel organisms
Pollution
Monitors
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Present study consists the quantization of specific metals-- Cr, Cd, Pb, Zn and Cu observed in the experimental bivalve, Villorita species.  Bivalve specimens were collected seasonally from the identified three hot spots of Vembanad Lake. Soft tissue concentrations of metals are very sensitive in reflecting changes in the ambient environment and hence important in assessing the environmental quality. Concentrations of Zn in bivalves were fairly high compared to other metals. All the stations showed a maximum concentration during premonsoon and minimum during the other two seasons. Levels of Pb, Cu, Zn, Cd and Cr are between 0-6.17mg/kg, 0-17.224mg/kg, 1.916-255.163mg/kg, 0.325-4.133mg/kg, and 0-15.233mg/kg respectively.
Description: 424-429
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12434
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.40(3) [June 2011]

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
IJMS 40(3) 424-429.pdf311.17 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in NOPR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.