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JPG 2013, 4(11): 17-24 Back to browse issues page
Metal Concentrations in Padina Species and Associated Sediment from Nayband Bay and Bostaneh Port, Northern Coast of the Persian Gulf, Iran
Faedeh Amini , Hossein Riahi , Hossein Zolgharnain
Shahid Beheshti University
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The status of metal concentrations including Pb, Cd, Cu, Ni, Zn and Fe in six species of Padina were determined in polluted (Nayband Bay) and unpolluted (Bostaneh port) areas on the Coast of the Persian Gulf. The mean concentrations of metals in the sediment of two locations were: Pb (12.64), Cd (3.59), Cu (21.74), Ni (17.00), Zn (32.00) and Fe (677.53) µg g-1 dry weight, respectively. In the present research, mean metal content in sediments and algae decreased in the following order: Fe > Zn > Pb > Ni > Cu > Cd. The highest Metal Pollution Index (MPI) value was recorded in Padina borgessenii was 25.02 at Nayband Bay. The positive correlations between metal contents in the sediment and almost in all species indicated that these algal species could absorb metals from sediments and play role as biomonitoringσ gents.
Keywords: Metals, Persian Gulf, Seaweeds, Padina species
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Type of Study: Basic and Original Research | Subject: Marine Biology
Received: 2013/07/23 | Accepted: 2013/07/23 | Published: 2013/07/23
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Amini F, Riahi H, Zolgharnain H. Metal Concentrations in Padina Species and Associated Sediment from Nayband Bay and Bostaneh Port, Northern Coast of the Persian Gulf, Iran. JPG. 2013; 4 (11) :17-24
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نشریه علمی پژوهشی خلیج فارس Journal of the Persian Gulf
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