African Journal of Biotechnology

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Acute effects of copper and lead on some blood parameters on Coruh trout (Salmo coruhensis)

R Serezli, S Akhan, F Delihasan-Sonay


The present study was to evaluate whether short-term exposures (3 h) to high concentrations of heavy metals may induce blood cells in Coruh trout (Salmo coruhensis). It was investigated that copper and lead have effects on haematocrit, serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT), serum glutamic and pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), total protein, blood cell numbers and erythrocyte morphology of S. coruhensis exposed to two copper and lead concentrations for 3 h. Copper and lead concentrations tested in the experiments were 5 and 10 mg Cu/L; 5 and 10 mg Pb/L, respectively. Blood was sampled immediately after the end of exposures and then 24, 48 and 72 h later post exposures. Treatments were not inducing micronuclei in the erythrocyte nuclei.

Key words: Copper, lead, heavy metal, Salmo coruhensis, micronuclei, blood cells.
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