Primary Stress Responses of Common Carp, Cyprinus carpio exposed to copper toxicity
ACTA Ichthyologica et Piscatoria
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.
carp, cyprinus carpio
Mathan Ramesh, Ahmed Mustafa, Sathyanarayanan Senthil Kumaran, Chokkalingam Kavith, and Monoharan Saravanan (2007).
Primary Stress Responses of Common Carp, Cyprinus carpio exposed to copper toxicity. ACTA Ichthyologica et Piscatoria.37 (2), 81-85.