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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 34, No. 5, 2013, pp. 531135-531139
Bioline Code: zr13086
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 34, No. 5, 2013, pp. 531135-531139

 en Effects of Zn2+ and Cu2+ on loach ovaries and ova development
TANG, Jian-Xun; LI, Jun-Rong; LIU, Zhong-Liang; ZHAO, Hua; TAO, Xiao-Min & CHENG, Zhang-Shun

Abstract

This study compared the accumulation of Zn2+and Cu2+ in the ovaries and ova of loaches under different concentrations of Zn2+ (1.00, 2.50 and 5.00 mg/L respectively) and Cu2+ (0.10, 0.25 and 0.50 mg/L respectively). The results showed that both Zn2+ and Cu2+ accumulated in the ovaries, and that the relationship between accumulation and time was linear over 20 days of exposure. The accumulation of the metals in ovaries was closely related to the concentration of exposure in the solutions (P<0.05), and was obviously affected by the time and doses. However, the Cu2+ concentration was significantly higher than Zn2+(P<0.05). The development level of ova in the ovaries also correlated with the concentration and exposure period in the Zn2+ and Cu2+solutions.

Keywords
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus; Ovary; Ovum; Zn; Cu; Accumulation

 
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