Bio-accumulation of some trace metals in the short-neck clam Paphia malabarica from Mandovi estuary, Goa

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dc.contributor.author KrishnaKumari, L.
dc.contributor.author Kaisary, S.
dc.contributor.author Rodrigues, V.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-12T04:35:01Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-12T04:35:01Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Environment international, Vol.32; 229-234p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/809
dc.description.abstract Monthly collections of the clam Paphia malabarica were made for period of 1 year from May 2002 to April 2003 from Verem, Mandovi estuary, Goa, India. Clams were categorised into two groups, 25-35 mm (small size) and 35-40 mm (big size). Significant difference was not observed in the accumulation of metals in the whole soft tissue between the two size groups. Irrespective of size, annual mean, metal content recorded as mu g/g dry weight in the whole soft tissue was 3.8, 30.3, 13.5, 36.6 and 105.7, respectively, for Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn and Fe. Of the two toxic elements Cd and Pb, Cd content was almost uniform throughout the year except for a rise in September for the small size and October for the big size. Pb, on the other hand, was low from the beginning of the monsoon and exhibited distinct accumulation from December onwards up to April, May and, to some extent, June. The pattern was similar in both the size groups, the values being higher for the bigger size group. The three essential elements Cu, Fe and Zn exhibit trends similar to one another with peaks in September and December-January in both the size groups. Cadmium accumulation was highest in the mantle and adductor muscle, Lead, in foot, Copper, in digestive gland and gonad, and Zn and Fe, in gills. Correlation coefficient between different metal couplings as tested statistically revealed significant coupling for Zn-Fe (r 0.92) in the bigger size group, the same was observed between Cu-Fe (r 0.62) and Cd-Zn (r 0.94). Seasonal difference in Pb accumulation was highly significant
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Elsevier
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dc.subject bioaccumulation
dc.subject trace metals
dc.subject brackishwater molluscs
dc.subject seasonal variations
dc.subject pollution effects
dc.subject lead
dc.subject cadmium
dc.subject Paphia malabarica
dc.title Bio-accumulation of some trace metals in the short-neck clam Paphia malabarica from Mandovi estuary, Goa
dc.type Journal Article


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