Zinc in livers of bream from the Donau

Relatively high zinc levels at all three sampling sites

Zinc is an essential element. In higher animals the zinc body concentrations are regulated with the liver as central organ of regulation and storage.
Zinc in bream livers from the river Danube was relatively high. Since monitoring started in 2004, concentrations varied between years without clear trends over time or continuous differences between sampling sites.

Zinc in bream livers from the Donau
Fig. 1: Zinc in bream livers from the Donau Zoom in

 

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Specimen

Bream Bioindicator in rivers and lakes

Analytes

Zinc Rather common element which occurs mainly in ores

Sampling area

Donau Second largest river in Europe