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The Investigation of Metal and Mineral Levels of Some Marine Species from the Northeastern Mediterranean Sea

May 13, 2014

In this study, the metal and mineral concentrations of some marine species from Northeastern Mediterranean Sea were determined. Seafood samples were: Solea solea (Linnaeus, 1758), Mullus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758), Upeneus moluccensis (Bleeker, 1855), Merluccius merluccius (Linnaeus, 1758), Saurida undosquamis (Richardson, 1848),Scomber japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782), Chelidonichthys lucernus (Linnaeus, 1758), Boops boops (Linnaeus, 1758),Nemipterus randalli (Russell, 1986), Trachurus mediterraneus (Staindachner, 1868), Sphyraena pinguis (Günther, 1874), Spicara flexuosa (Rafinesque, 1810), Lithognathus mormyrus (Linnaeus, 1758), Sepia officinalis (Linnaeus, 1758), Loligo vulgaris (Lamarck, 1798), Melicertus kerathurus (Forskal, 1775). The differences in Pb, Cu, Zn, Fe, Ca, Mg, and P levels of muscle tissue in all species were determined as 4.26-6.56 μg/g, 0.12-20.62 μg/g, 14.77-119.01 μg/g, 57.90-91.91 μg/g, 728.55- 2506.70 μg/g, 1240.70-1758.10 μg/g, and 3539.70-8465.80 μg/g, respectively. The quantity relationships generally found in the metal levels of muscle in all the species were: P>Ca>Mg>Fe>Zn>Cu>Pb.

Külcü AM,  Ayas D, Kösker AR, Yatkin K, 2014: The Investigation of Metal and Mineral Levels of Some Marine Species from the Northeastern Mediterranean Sea, Journal of Marine Biology and Oceanography, 3:2, doi:10.4172/2324-8661.1000127. Article (subscription required).

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