Bioaccumulation of Trace Metals in Mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis from Mali Ston Bay during DSP Toxicity EpisodesReport as inadecuate




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Laboratory of Plankton and Shellfish Toxicity, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Šetalište I. Meštrovića 63, P.O. Box 500, 21000 Split, Croatia

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Faculty of Sciences, University of Split, Teslina 12, 21000 Split, Croatia

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Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Sedimentology of the Sea, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Šetalište I. Meštrovića 63, P.O. Box 500, 21000 Split, Croatia



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Abstract The Croatian National Monitoring Program revealed the presence of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning DSP toxicity in Mediterranean blue mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis from breeding farms in southern Adriatic Sea through January to June 2011. The mouse bioassay tests MBA; at the time the official method for DSP toxins were accompanied by atypical symptomatology in the animals and this caused doubts about the assay results. Consequently, in parallel studies reported here, the concentration of Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn in soft tissue of DSP positive and negative mussels samples was determined. Cd, Cr, Zn and Ni show higher values in approximately 75% of the DSP positive samples, whereas for Pb and Cr the values were 26% and 34%, respectively. This trend was unchanged during the whole observation period. View Full-Text

Keywords: trace metals; shellfish toxicity; bioaccumulation; mussel, DSP; diarrhetic shellfish poisoning trace metals; shellfish toxicity; bioaccumulation; mussel, DSP; diarrhetic shellfish poisoning





Author: Ivana Ujević 1,†,* , Nenad Vuletić 2,†, Jelena Lušić 3,†, Nikša Nazlić 1 and Grozdan Kušpilić 3

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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