Effects of Lead and Zinc on The Proximate Composition of Post Juvenile Clarias Gariepinus
International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2013, Pages: 31-37
Received: Jan. 12, 2013; Published: Mar. 10, 2013
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Bawa- Allah Kafilat. Adebola, Department of Zoology, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Saliu Joseph. Kayode, Department of Zoology, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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Abstract
Effects of sub lethal concentrations of lead and zinc salts (Pb(NO3)2 and ZnCl2) on the proximate composition and energy content of the flesh of post juvenile Clarias gariepinus was investigated in this study. All proximate compo-nents (amino acids, protein, and lipid) and total energy content, except carbohydrate showed a consistent reduction in de-tected levels as compared to values recorded at day 0 in exposed fishes and their controls. Physiological response of organ-isms was also indicated to be affected by other environmental stressors during the experiment apart from the investigated metal salts.
Keywords
Proximate Composition; Lead; Zinc; Clarias Gariepinus
To cite this article
Bawa- Allah Kafilat. Adebola, Saliu Joseph. Kayode, Effects of Lead and Zinc on The Proximate Composition of Post Juvenile Clarias Gariepinus, International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2013, pp. 31-37. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20130202.12
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