Title

Primary Stress Responses of Common Carp, Cyprinus carpio exposed to copper toxicity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Publication Source

ACTA Ichthyologica et Piscatoria

Volume

37

Issue

2

Inclusive pages

81-85

ISBN/ISSN

01371592

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

Copper is a heavy metal, and an aquatic pollutant, known for its bio-accumulative and non-biodegradable properties. In the aquatic ecosystems, acute and sublethal concentrations of copper may be linked to a variety of effects. Recently, hormones, particularly those regulating vital functions, such as osmoregulation, energy metabolism, and reproduction, may be used as potential biomarkers for sublethal toxicity studies. In the present study, the potential effect of a heavy metal—copper on hormonal changes (cortisol and prolactin) in an economically important fresh-water fish—common carp, Cyprinus carpio, was examined.

Keywords

carp, cyprinus carpio

Disciplines

Medical Sciences