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Table 4

Range and mean bioconcentration factors-BCF [= (C [parasite]/C [host tissue])] for Cd and Pb in 11, 14 and 17 infrapopulations of Gyliauchen volubilis, Procamallanus elatensis and Sclerocollum rubrimaris, respectively, calculated with respect to the selected host tissues.

Fish Parasite infrapopulation size BCF = (C[parasite]/C[host tissue])
BCF = (C[parasite]/C[host tissue])
Cd
Pb
Cparasite/C fish intestines Cparasite/C fish liver Cparasite/C fish muscle Cparasite/C fish intestines Cparasite/C fish liver Cparasite/C fish muscle
Infected with G. volubilis (n = 11) 63–159 Range 1.0–2.4 0.3–0.8 1.6–3.3 1.0–2.7 0.2–0.5 3.1–7.3
Mean ± SD 1.4 ± 0.4 0.5 ± 0.1 2.3 ± 0.5 1.5 ± 0.1 0.4 ± 0.1 5.4 ± 1.4
Infected with P. elatensis (n = 14) 55–179 Range 1.0–2.3 0.4–0.8 1.7–3.9 1.0–2.3 0.2–0.7 3.7–8.5
Mean ± SD 1.6 ± 0.4 0.6 ± 0.1 2.6 ± 0.7 1.5 ± 0.4 0.4 ± 0.1 6.2 ± 1.5
Infected with S. rubrimaris (n = 17) 32–210 Range 203.8–405.6 104.1–147.9 367.5–980.2 52.9–117.1 20.1–28.6 469.3–1078.7
Mean ± SD 303.3 ± 63.6 119.3 ± 12.8 507.0 ± 163.7 81.9 ± 20.1 22.9 ± 2.6 731.8 ± 160.7

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