Journal of Toxicology / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

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 3

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

MetalTissueSmall sizeBig sizeBAF
Range Mean ± SDRangeMean ± SD

PbMuscle0.24–0.4 0.01–0.3 1.33
Gill0.47–0.65 0.09–0.57 2.8
Liver0.8–1.04 0.35–0.92 4.87
Kidney0.62–0.83 0.2–0.69 3.67

CdMuscle0.01–0.32 0.001–0.03 1.5
Gill0.2–0.54 0.01–0.56 6.75
Liver0.55–0.95 0.23–0.88 15.25
Kidney0.36–0.74 0.11–0.6 10.25

CrMuscle0.4–0.95 0.01–0.3 1.2
Gill0.64–1.25 0.2–0.91 2.64
Liver1–1.86 0.63–1.38 4.64
Kidney0.88–1.48 0.44–1.2 3.56

NiMuscle1.44–1.8 1.07–1.68 14.2
Gill1.81–2.08 2.79–2.93 17.3
Liver2.33–2.64 1.2–2 22.6
Kidney2.07–2.31 1.5–2.19 19.6

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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