Lead accumulation and elimination in tissues of Prussian carp, Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782), after long-term dietary exposure, and depuration periods

Ewa Łuszczek-Trojnar , Ewa Drąg-Kozak , Włodzimierz Popek


We studied the bioaccumulation of lead in selected tissues of Prussian carp Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782) during 12 and 24 months exposure to different doses of this metal in feed and the elimination of lead from tissues during the following 12-month depuration period. Lead concentration was determined using atomic absorption spectrometry method. The highest lead concentrations were observed at 2.0 ± 0.54 to 7.4 ± 1.1 mg kg(-1) in the kidney, 3.0 ± 0.13 to 5.2 ± 0.17 mg kg(-1) in the bone, and 4.5 (±0.4) mg kg(-1) in the hepatopancreas of fish from groups exposed to lead dietary concentration from 8 to 49 mg kg(-1) for 24 months. The rate of accumulation were generally the highest at the beginning of exposure as evidenced by the highest monthly increments of bioaccumulation observed after 3 months of contamination for muscles, hepatopancreatic gland, intestine, and gills. Also analysis of the monthly increments of lead bioaccumulation in bone tissue and the highly significant coefficients of correlation indicate that the dynamics of accumulation are clearly dependent on dose of exposure. Depuration of accumulated lead from the organs depended mainly on tissue and duration of elimination period. Very rapid depuration was observed in soft tissues such as the intestine or muscles. Very low elimination was observed for scales and bones where until the end of the experiment highly significant lead concentration differences were observed in all groups in relation to the control group. Chronic dietary exposure in the range of 8-49 mg Pb kg(-1) resulted in no significant effects on the growth and survival of Prussian carp females.
Author Ewa Łuszczek-Trojnar (DoAS / DoIaF)
Ewa Łuszczek-Trojnar,,
- Department of Ichthyobiology and Fisheries
, Ewa Drąg-Kozak (DoAS / DoIaF)
Ewa Drąg-Kozak,,
- Department of Ichthyobiology and Fisheries
, Włodzimierz Popek (DoAS / DoIaF)
Włodzimierz Popek,,
- Department of Ichthyobiology and Fisheries
Journal seriesEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research, ISSN 0944-1344, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishPrussian carp, dietary, lead, exposure, accumulation, depuration
ASJC Classification2307 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis; 2310 Pollution; 2304 Environmental Chemistry; 2700 General Medicine
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23054776
Internal identifierWHiBZ/2013/43
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
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Score (nominal)30
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 1.178; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 2.757 (2) - 2013=2.951 (5)
Citation count*12 (2016-09-03)
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FinansowanieThe research project was supported by Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland grant nr N 311 012 31/3829, and approved by the Local Ethics Commission (permission no. 87/P/2005)
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