Determination of Heavy Metal Distributions in the Green-Lipped Mussel Perna viridis as Bioindicators of Heavy Metal Contamination in the Johore Straits and Senggarang, Peninsular Malaysia

Yap, Chee Kong and Edward, F. B. and Tan, Soon Guan (2007) Determination of Heavy Metal Distributions in the Green-Lipped Mussel Perna viridis as Bioindicators of Heavy Metal Contamination in the Johore Straits and Senggarang, Peninsular Malaysia. Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 2 (4). pp. 284-294. ISSN 1819-3579

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3923/tasr.2007.284.294

Abstract

In this study, the patterns of the distributions and redistributions of heavy metals in the different soft tissues of Perna viridis were determined. Crystalline style and muscle were found to be sensitive organs to pollution as evidenced by total disturbances in the patterns of metal occurrences. The present findings confirmed the use of different soft tissues as an effective way of monitoring the status of metal pollution in tropical coastal waters. Therefore, the distribution of metals in different parts of P. viridis is proposed as a good indicator of metal pollution in tropical coastal waters.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Perna Viridis, heavy metal, tropical coastal water, distribution, redistribution, different soft tissues
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Science
Publisher:Academic Journal Inc.
DOI Number:10.3923/tasr.2007.284.294
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ID Code:7349
Deposited By: Najwani Amir Sariffudin
Deposited On:16 Jun 2010 06:58
Last Modified:28 Jul 2010 10:05

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