Journal of Toxicology / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Analysis and Determination of Trace Metals (Nickel, Cadmium, Chromium, and Lead) in Tissues of Pampus argenteus and Platycephalus indicus in the Hara Reserve, Iran

Table 2

Heavy metal concentrations in different organs ( g/g wet wt.) of P. indicus and bioaccumulation factor (BAF).

MetalTissueSmall sizeBig sizeBAF
RangeMean ± SDRangeMean ± SD

PbMuscle0.68–0.78 0.53–0.63 4.2
Gill0.98–1.36 0.73–0.94 6.13
Liver1.5–2.02 1.17–1.41 9.53
Kidney1.29–1.78 0.95–1.24 8.13

CdMuscle0.28–0.52 0.13–0.33 7
Gill0.51–0.86 0.31–0.53 12.25
Liver0.94–1.34 0.64–0.91 22.75
Kidney0.67–1.11 0.38–0.62 16

CrMuscle0.34–1.07 0.14–0.31 1.44
Gill0.8–1.47 0.54–0.82 3.16
Liver1.42–3.15 0.92–1.5 5.96
Kidney1.03–2.15 0.63–1.14 4.4

NiMuscle2.63–3.06 2.43–2.66 26.4
Gill2.96–3.21 2.79–2.93 29.4
Liver3–3.48 2.84–2.97 30.3
Kidney3.24–3.54 2.94–3.20 31.8

with the same letter in row (different sizes) are not significantly different according to -test.
A,B,C,DMeans with the same letter in column (different tissues) for each metal are not significantly different according to Tukey’s test.
SD: standard deviation.

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