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Effects of chronic cadmium exposure on the sexual maturity, production and bioaccumulation of pearl gourani trichogaster leeri

Ibrahim, Al-Switi and Kabbashi, Nassereldeen Ahmed (2003) Effects of chronic cadmium exposure on the sexual maturity, production and bioaccumulation of pearl gourani trichogaster leeri. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences, 5 (1). pp. 7-10. ISSN 0972-3005

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Abstract

80 day bioassay using three concentration of Cadmium 0.420, 0.201 and 0.121 mg/L were conducted beginning with 5-6 day old Gourami Trichogaster Leeri. The uptake of cadmium occurred during pregnancy indicating that females transfer cadmium to the embryo. Highest concentration of cadmium occurred in 5 day old concentration (mg/g) which then declined with growth. Cadmium burden (mg/fish) increased primarily from 28-45 day of bioassay. Gourami exposed to 0.201 and 0.121 mg/L cadmium for 45 day had similar cadmium concentration as in control. The most sensitive indicator of toxicity was sexual maturity, which can be used as an estimator of chronic toxicity.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4286/39024
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cadmium, Bioaccumulation, sexual maturity, reproduction, Gourami
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD1020 Hazardous substances and their disposal
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Nassereldeen Kabbashi
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2014 16:09
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2014 16:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39024

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