Some macro and trace elements in various tissues of Van fish variations according to gender and weight

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Yeltekin A. Ç., Oğuz A. R.

ARQUIVO BRASILEIRO DE MEDICINA VETERINARIA E ZOOTECNIA, vol.70, no.1, pp.231-237, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/1678-4162-9668
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.231-237
  • Keywords: van fish, ICP-OES, macro elements, trace elements, van lake, SERUM PARAMETERS, SUPPLEMENTATION, CHROMIUM, SUPPORT, METALS, LIVER, ACID, LEAD
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Van fish is a fish that can live in soda water at pH 9-10. Van fishing area is a very important source of protein for the people. The variations in tissue metal levels according to gender and weight in Van fish (Alburnus tarichi, Guldenstadt 1814) were studied. This study was conducted for the first time in Van fish. Which it is very important for living organisms Calcium(Ca), magnesium(Mg), sodium(Na), potassium(K), cobalt(Co), chromium(Cr) and lithium(Li) elements levels in the muscle, liver, gill, gonad, and brain tissues of Van fish were investigated by using inductively-coupled plasma-optic emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES). The results were evaluated in two groups as macro-elements(Ca, Mg, Na, K) and trace-elements(Co, Cr, Li). Cobalt concentration in brain tissue was found to be higher than those in other tissues. Also, male fish had higher metal concentrations than female fish and their metal levels in brain and gonad tissues varied with their weight (P<0.05). This study shows that consumption of Van fish can be consumed to supply some necessary minerals required for a healthy nutrition.