Accumulation of Microcystins in Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus L., and Effects of a Complex Cyanobacterial Bloom on the Dietetic Quality of Muscles.
|Year of publication||2011|
|Type||Article in Periodical|
|Magazine / Source||Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|Field||Environment influence on health|
|Keywords||Fatty acids; Cyanobacteria; Bioaccumulation; Fish|
|Description||The aim of this study was to investigate the kinetics of accumulation and elimination of microcystins in the tissues of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and to evaluate the effect of cyanobacterial exposure on fish muscle quality (levels of total fat and ash, protein, dry matter and the composition of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids). Exposures of tilapia to the complex cyanobacterial bloom had only minor and temporary impacts on the investigated parameters of dietetic quality.|