Influence of Copper and Zinc on the Erythrocyte-Metric Parameters of Carassius Gibelio (Pisces, Cyprinidae). I. Influence of Copper on the Erythrocyte-Metric Parameters of Carassius Gibelio (Pisces, Cyprinidae)

A. D. ARNAUDOV1, I. G. VELCHEVA2 and E. S. TOMOVA3
1 University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Faculty of Biology, Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology, BG - 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2 University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Faculty of Biology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, BG - 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
3 University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Faculty of Biology, Department of Biology on Development, BG - 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Abstract

ARNAUDOV, A. D., I. G. VELCHEVA and E. S. TOMOVA, 2008. Influence of copper and zinc on the erythrocyte-metric parameters of Carassius gibelio (pisces, Cyprinidae). I. influence of copper on the erythrocyte-metric parameters of Carassius gibelio (pisces, Cyprinidae). Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 14: 557-563

Some metric parameters of the erythrocytes (big cell diameter Dc, small cell diameter dc, big nuclear diameter Dn, small nuclear diameter dn) in the blood of Carassius gibelio after influence of different copper concentrations were established. The beginning of processes of atrophy in the low copper concentrations and necrosis in the higher copper concentrations were found out. There was an advent of the cell hypertrophy in the higher copper concentrations. The higher copper concentrations also caused anisocytosis.

Key words: Copper, fish, erythrocytes, metric parameters, Prise -Jones curves

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